Currently we have a rather small kitchen that leads to both formal dining room and family room. I don't know whether to open up dining room to kitchen in which it would no longer be formal or do I just open it up a bit with a door opening and do not put a door or do I open it up and close it with french doors/pocket doors. The bigger opening leads to dining room. The smaller one leads to family room. It is also very important for me to have seating in my kitchen apart from dining room for kids to eat lunch,etc. The first picture shows the option with no seating. Second shows with peninsula seating.