Kitchen Layout feedback request
I'm new to the forum. I have been reading through the kitchen forums for a couple of weeks, and I find it very helpful. This is my first post. We are planning a major remodel, and we are nearly final on the layout plan. The kitchen is my area where I care about the most. I cook at least 2 meals a day for my family. I enjoy cooking, and value functionality and practicality. As you can see, behind the kitchen is the laundry/mud room, where I plan to have some small appliances, such as juicer, blender, coffee maker, bread maker. The idea is to have the noisy appliances in a separate room, since this is the main complaint we heard from some friends with open kitchen designs. Next to it is a pantry for storage. The Island size is drawn as 3'x8', but I'm thinking of changing it to 4'x8', with seating for 4. I also plan to bump the wall behind the refrigerator a few inches to accommodate a standard size, french door refrigerator, since this has a larger capacity than most counter depths. Note that the entry hallway is in the bottom right corner below the dining room wall. Please provide any feedback to the design.