How can we make this kitchen work?
We are starting construction on a new home very soon and have (pretty much) settled on plan 61595 by Ahmann Design. The entire plan can be seen here: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/build/msg0121202610904.html
We are a couple in our late thirties and early forties with three college-age children, two live at home part-time and one serves in the armed forces. DH and I use the microwave for weekday breakfasts, but like to cook dinner together most evenings. We don't bake beyond a batch of cookies a couple times a year. The kids are seldom in the kitchen at the same time we are and primarily use the microwave for heating up leftovers, often in the middle of the night...if this forum could solve their nocturnal habits that would be amazing! :)
What can be done to make this kitchen work? Should we steal from the dining room for kitchen space?