Two island kitchen - efficiency design check
We are building a house addition and our family of 6 has been living in the home throughout the addition -- the decisions as you can imagine have been overwhelming. We have had our kitchen semi planned for a while, but need to move on to an exact plan so we can begin the plumbing rough in and order cabinets. I have posted versions of my planned kitchen before, and have made some changes as a result. However, I am worried it is still not good enough -- perhaps I am worrying needlessly. It is tough to design a large kitchen that is also efficient. Here is a bit of background:
1)We have four children ranging in age from 7 -18. They are always eating.
2)We want a kitchen that works well for two cooks. I don't bake that often but like to make home cooked meals for the family and entertain once in a while (always a big crowd when we entertan).
3)We don't want one big island (too much to walk around) so have elected for two islands.
4)I would really like the cooktop (induction) to be at one of the islands and am well aware that we will need island venting and the associated costs (and also that this is not a popular location for many GW members). I do not want seating at the island where the cooktop is located.
5)The window as shown on the plan is now in place and bricked in -- so it can't move now. The window location was chosen to avoid looking at the side of my neighbour's house (we now look at his backyard).
6)Our house is very open concept with kitchen in the centre and visable from the greatroom, dining room and living room (used as a playroom).
7)We plan to have dark wood cabinetry for the islands and off white for the perimeter cabinets. The floors will be a mid toned stained maple hardwood as will the surrounding rooms.
8)I had hoped to incorporate a hutch into the kitchen for dish storage, in close proximity to the two dishwashers. However, I was not sure where to place it. Perhaps it is not necessary.
9)We eat all our meals at the dining room. We will likely use the seating at the island for snacks.
10)We definitely want to keep the two dishwashers -- lots of dishes get used around here.
Can you kindly look through the plan and check for efficiency. I am open to reversing the islands (i.e. placing cooktop island on top of screen and seating one on lower part of screen) if that makes for a better flow.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions or even reassurance that I am on the right track.