We are in the process of deciding which floor plan for the kitchen.
Design # 1 has a rectangular island and I think the pantry works out better for us since I tend to store things and do not want people to walk through the butlers pantry in Design # 2. I like that the kitchen is centered with the great room.
Design # 2 has a l-shaped island. I like the fact that I can see directly out to the yard from the kitchen. I would create a breakfast nook by creating a l-shaped bench along the wall of the butler's pantry.
I'd like any suggestions or input of what you think is the overall better floor plan. Thank you.