Kitchen Layout Help--Island
Hello! Hoping to get some feedback on a question I am struggling with in my kitchen layout. We have already started construction on the house (framing almost complete) and are in the process of designing the cabinetry/layout of the kitchen.
The current layout has an island that is 6.5' x 5' (the drawing shows 6.5' x 6', but I have decided to reduce it to 5' because the slabs for the quartz I am using only go up to 5'). We have to shift the island about 6 inches to the right from what his shown here (towards the window) to accomodate the large fridge doors of the all fridge/all freezer units we have chosen.
My concern with this is that it doesn't leave much space for the eating nook. We would have to use a long and really narrow table (about 2' deep) with no seating on the outside to leave about 3' for walking by on that side of the island.
So, one idea I have is to just do a straight window seat in that alcove (without the two corners that wrap around) that doesn't get used for eating but that is just a place to sit and relax with a book/cup of tea to enjoy the view (water/mountains). I would also then extend the island toward the window from 6.5' long to 7' or 7.5' and would have seating for two on that side of the island as well as seating for 3 or 4 on the front of the island.
Thoughts on this? In essence, would you prefer to have a smaller island with seating only in the front and an eating nook with a narrow table OR would you prefer to have a larger island with seating wrapped around one side and no eating nook?
Thanks for your input!