Layout help for 50's ranch house
Hello, all. After browsing through the beautiful remodels on here, kitchens especially, I would like to ask for help. We bought a 50's ranch for the location, land and sf'age, and an ok layout, but would like to change some things. One question is whether there is any way to get natural light into the kitchen. It doesn't look like there is without knocking down the living room wall (which we prefer not to), and that might not do much anyway because the living room has a big tree outside the window. FYI, the front of the house faces east, so the top of the picture is west.
We plan to knock down the wall between kitchen and family room and put an island there. Knocking down the living room wall too would be too much - not enough separate living space. We also plan to build out the top right corner (northwest) to increase the size of the corner bedroom and maybe add a powder room.
Any and all thoughts are most welcome. Thank you!!!