I'm looking for help with laying out our new kitchen and think you just may be the folks to give it. An addition is being built on the back of the house and this is the architect's initial kitchen layout. It incorporates all the things I want (double wall oven, cooktop, large pantry, windows overlooking the kids playing in the yard, no island, built in table) but is not going to be easy to cook in - it is 15+ feet from the sink to the fridge! Any ideas on a better layout? One change has already been made - the door swinging into the kitchen at the bottom of the plan has been removed and now there is just an opening between the kitchen and a small mudroom.