We have a home that is 7 months old. We built it imagining a big eat in kitchen at our large island. We have ended up with seating for 3 and we need seating for 5. My husband and I usually pull up our extra 2 bar stools to the ends of the island with our legs are squished in the sides of the cabinets. Ugh. We need a better kitchen design to include seating for at least 5 with lots of counter space still. We have lots of space there, we just don't know how to design it. (We know we will be removing the carpet in the adjoining family room to make the space flow a little better). Any design thoughts are greatly appreciated!!