I guarantee at least a couple of you rolled your eyes when you saw the title, since I've asked for your opinions already but I'm interested in more ideas on how to layout/design a kitchen/living room. This probably isn't the place to ask but it's way better than my facebook. I'm stuck on how I want to layout my kitchen in my new house. I want to come up with a game plan so I can actually get work done instead of sit around and come up with ideas. Personally im more form over function so my ideas "lack appeal" and "lacks desirability" and "can't have a ramp to be used as a second garage". My hope is I can get enough ideas to compile a list of desired grates of a kitchen that would work with what I have. Currently, I have most of it ripped out but there are two windows in the kitchen that are 24 inches from the floor and 24 inches from the ceiling that make it impossible to build cabinets around without changing them. I'd like to see what everyone else can think of. Below is a picture of the measurements. The left side that isn't labeled is just sketched and not to size. The measurements were also obtained on an evening that alcohol was involved so it might not be precise. I also played with the idea of putting the fridge in the doorway of the old dining room, closing it off, turning the old pantry into a closet for what would become a bed/office. Then beaming the kitchen and living room wall (load bearing) to keep that open feel.