Here is another idea that Stan drew in Sketchup. It’s basically what the Lowe’s lady drew, with a couple tweaks. You’ll see we put the stove in front of the old brick chimney. And Jonny (bro) had the idea to extend that wall on the left so the cabinets came out as far as the ones on the right. That would probably be better and make it not look like we just plopped some cabinets down in the dining room.

Here’s that view from the front door:

This one would incorporate a bar that could fit 2 stools.

It may be a little awkward coming so close to the big picture window, but maybe not.

View from front door:

Help! I need help!