Help with Kitchen Layout
I have been avidly reading numerous threads here and really appreciate all the advice, so I am hoping this community can help me improve the layout of our kitchen, especially since we haven't lived in the space yet which makes it harder for me to know how I really want it to work.
As for details, we are a family of 4 (2 small children), and do cook at home a fair amount. We also are the type to informally entertain, and I expect that the space will be used fairly constantly, as it connects to both the family room and backyard. In terms of constraints, nothing is off the table, but cost is a consideration. To that end the house is slab construction, so adding drain lines in areas not connected to wall / cabinetry runs is expensive, though the current island *is* wired.
The following floor plans show the entire first floor, as well as a closer in view of the kitchen area. These are the original marketing materials for the house, but do seem to match with what is currently there. And I forgot to label it, but the distance from the outside wall to the opening for the sliding door to the main hall is ~17.5'