Layout help - where to add dining and more
Here is the basic planned layout of our kitchen:
(I didn't add uppers, but you get the idea. To the left/west of the fridge is a tall cabinet)
Here is what our kitchen still needs:
1) A true eat-in area. Not just dining in a row at an island, but a table. We do have a formal DR, and use it occasionally as such, but I don't want to have to clear the school projects and DH's work off it every night. Currently we eat at a small round table in the SW corner. I've thought about an eat-around island/counter-height table, but I wonder about the through traffic issues.
2) A "family command" center - phone, space for bulletin board/calendar, charging station, etc. It does not need to be a desk.
3) Small appliance space - maybe the microwave (lightly used in our house), a TV? - as well as some "deep storage" - canning supplies, seasonal bakeware, etc.
Would welcome all thoughts!