Will this plan work?
Since we had water damage on the wood floor and have to have part of it ripped up anyway, I've been thinking of making some changes. Dh is resistant, but these things have really been bugging me so if they are ever going to change, now is the time.
This is the view everyone sees from our front door (and usually the kitchen is a mess or the dishwasher is open)
This is the way the kitchen, laundry room, and formal room are now.
I've got several reasons for wanting to make these changes, most for convenience, but also I think the formal room would look better. My concern is that moving the refrigerator will make access to it inconvenient, and I couldn't come up with a good furniture arrangement in the formal room. I don't need a lot of furniture there since we have both a dining table and sofa & chairs in the den.
Would you mentally walk around this plan and tell me if you think it would work or if you would make any other changes? I don't want to change anything on the sink side (except I will make the bar smaller whenever we put in new counters because the door hits it now.