Please review my layout
I am hoping experts on this forum will provide some feedback on my kitchen project--I will appreciate any and all opinions. My current U shape kitchen is small by most standards--working space is 60" x 79" with the sink under a window in the middle, cooktop/wall oven on one side, DW and refrigerator on the other, limited counter space. We use a pull out cutting board for almost everything, making the work aisle at the sink end about 44". The other end of the U is the dining area which opens out to a family room.
We created the new L shape layout by knocking out the cooktop/wall oven wall, adding an island, and enlarging the space about 3' into the family room area. We tried several different layouts, but short of blowing out exterior walls, moving the sink, etc. we do not have a lot of options.
My concerns at this point (unless glaring issues with the layout as planned) are symmetry, balance, and if some of the small drawers will provide the storage I need. I drew a quick sketch of the current kitchen and another of the new layout.
Other areas of note--I am heeding recommendations for a large vent hood so the cabinets (frameless) on each side of 30" range are 20". I am also attempting to follow recommendations to not get hung up on matching the bottom cabinets with the uppers (not an easy thing for me since I do value my symmetry!). However, I am wondering if there is too much going on--upper cabinets: 20" door, 36" vent, 20" door next to two 13 1/2" doors into a blind corner; base cabinets: 22 1/2" drawer, 30" range, 28 1/2" drawer, 12" LS around the corner to the sink, DW, refrigerator. Island will have a 3 stack of 36" next to 21" 2 stack (not sure how that will work next to the 3 stack).
Hopefully, the drawings will help the wordy description. Another thing to mention--at this point, I am looking at 3" mitered cabinet doors with slab drawer fronts.
Thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to comment.