We'd originally planned on keeping it exactly how it currently is...a U shape...but I then had an epiphany and realized, "If we're trying to make the house feel open, then we should open this kitchen up!"
Here's what the current layout looks like:
(The doors on the left & right side are pocket doors...
hence why it looks like there are things in front of them.
Also, that open space on the bottom left?
That's the open space between the dining room and the family room.)
Feels kinda closed in, huh? I thought so, too. So here's what we're thinking...
The only difference in the two is the table placement. The top one is the way I'd like to have it...a little breakfast nook...and the bottom one is the way we'd lay it out for selling it. Drew made a good point that we're trying to sell to families and families don't always want *just* a nook...they want an actual dining room. So the nook will not be built in, just pieces put together to look like built-ins.
Here's the general look we're going for: hardwood floors, white cabinets, dark counters.
Okay, okay...so *I* am actually the one who wants all this. Drew's not that crazy about the hardwood floors, but I feel like having all of our connecting rooms have the same flooring to give it that open/connected look.
What do you think?