I would say that kitchen is pretty antiquated, and needs the Mike touch
Mike I agree with Greg that the cabinets on both sides of the sink should run all the way into the corner. I know this would be storage for items that will not be used very much like the fine china used for special occasions or those small appliances that are seldom used but are needed now and then. I do like the cabinet at the entrance and the display area that it provides, looks like the entrance to our kitchen from the dining room but we don't have the display on the backside and I think that would have been a great addition to that cabinet (something for me to think about in my spare time:nerd.Mike,
Why the dead space in the corners to the left and right of the sink? Suggest putting wider cabinets on that wall and maybe some open (floating) shelving on the adjacent walls. The cabinet over the counter at the entrance makes the kitchen smaller. I noticed the openness on the one side I am guessing is the cookie jar display. I suggest making a hanging shelf from the ceiling so that the cookie jar display can be accessed from both sides. It would allow more light and the kitchen wouldn't seem so small. I also noticed that you have what appears to be windows or maybe passthroughs. The one over the sink I am certain it is a window. The other large one I am not sure. Also, if this is a total tear out I highly suggest upgrading the electrical as well. The wiring and power requirements of todays small appliances are different. I have a house that was built in 1940 and the kitchen was reno'd in the 80's. If I run coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven and the frig kicks on the breaker pops. Microwave and frig should be on separate breakers (dedicated). You may also want to consider some USB/110 outlets. For charging portable devices. Just some ideas.
Well there has been there since the 50's when the house was built.:surprise::grin:Most locals building codes forbid stoves at windows. They fear someone will hang curtains and cause a fire!
Oh, believe me, there will be some aggravation!It was fun and challenging to do mines, but my shop (10x16) is just too small to build cabinets and not get aggravated.