We are knocking through from dining into kitchen. The space shall be approx 27 ft long and not super wide (9 ft when you first enter, opening up to almost 11 ft at the far end). The garden starts at the 11ft wide part. I could put kitchen in the first bit as you enter, but then it will become a corridor to walk through to get to dining table. Or we can put dining table there and everyone has to walk past it to get to kitchen. The garden end will have more light and views out to the garden, but the view will be seen from the whole room as the garden is at the end of it. What do you prefer though - dining area with the best light and views? Or kitchen further from the house and with the best light and views? With the kitchen at the widest part I think we can have cabinets on one wall and then a 36" deep island with counter height stools, so we'd have two seating areas, which is another plus for that choice.