Need help with Kitchen Layout
I found this forum a few months ago while trying to find reviews about appliances. I have been following both the appliance forum and the kitchen one regularly. I've already found so many great ideas on here. Thank you!
We are beginning a large addition soon, which will include a new kitchen. We have been to 2 kitchen designers, in addition to our architect. I want to make sure that we have the best design before we move forward. Kitchen width is 11' 10 1/2" by 20' 5" (inside dimensions). Island is 7' long 4' wide.
We are a family of 6. Our oldest son is away at college, and our youngest is 3. Most days we will have one cook and one or more helping. I've already purchased Electrolux double ovens and a 36" induction cooktop, and due to our large familly size, we plan on buying a full-size French door refrigerator, and I would love to find room for 2 dishwashers. We want as much counter space as possible, an island with seating for 5. I am still undecided about the Sharp microwave drawer or the GE Advandium.
We will be entertaining informally about once a month (possibly more when we have the room!). And we will host Thanksgiving (not this year) for 26.
Kitchen design is below. I will upload the first floor plan shortly. Please provide any comments regarding appliance and especially layout. What would you change?