Critique my kitchen layout
We are planning on upgrading our kitchen and wanted to get input on the new kitchen layout we have planned. All the cabinets, countertop and appliances are going to be replaced. Ours is a multi-family dwelling, so the kitchen gets a heavy usage, so we are looking for a functional, open kitchen design.
Below are the shortcomings of the current kitchen:
1 - Dishwasher's location makes it difficult to unload it. It's located in the corner, with the cabinets on one side only. This makes it impossible to unload the clean dishes directly into the cabinet as the dishwasher door gets in the way.
2 - Microwave is above the range. It's inconvenient to use if someone is using the range at the same time. Also, the heat from the range is damaging to the microwave door handle. We have replaced 3 handles in the past 7 years.
3 - The kitchen came with dual ovens. We don't bake much, so the 2nd oven is an overkill.
Here's how we use the kitchen:
1 - Number of cooks: 2
2 - Adults: 4, Kids: 2 (4 to 9)
3 - Kitchen is used for cooking/cleaning. Kids are also hanging in kitchen/family room area most of the time.
4 - We have frequent informal social gatherings.
5 - We have a separate DR. It does not have a dining table, it's used mainly as a play area for kids.
I have attached the current layout of the kitchen. Some terminology I have used:
1 - Base means that there's only base cabinets here.
2 - BW means there's both base and wall cabinets here.
Below are some pictures of the current kitchen: