Help--Indecision has delayed my needed kitchen by 2 years!
I have made some key decisions re renovating our kitchen, but a few others have kept me stuck for 2 years. The current layout is very functional--great work triangle and lots of counter space. However, I have 3 dead corner cupboards, no pantry, and would like a built-in small wine fridge. One kitchen designer insists we get rid of the peninsula and have a long island instead. I like having the 3 separate counters, plus I am concerned that a long island will just emphasize the bowling alley from the back door to the powder room. I am leaning toward keeping the peninsula but pushing it back 18 inches and getting rid of the overhang (for the stools which are not used very often). This way the island could be made another 18" longer.
The second big dilemma is the flooring. We are going with a classic bone white cupboard and dark quartz counters. I want to change to a gas range with a stylish large hood. My favourite kitchen look is white cupboards and medium brown wood floors, but we have a pool and I don't want to worry about people dripping on the wood when they run to the bathroom. When we redo the kitchen floor, we will also do the mudroom, powder room and front entrance floors (all connected) in the same material. I haven't found any tiles that I like! (The rest of the house is medium brown oak flooring and my style is classic with a twist.)
My third dilemma is colour scheme. We used to have a blue and yellow kitchen/family room, which I loved. We switched to red and yellow, which coordinates with the decor in the rest of the main level, but I don't like is as well.
Any and all suggestions would be most appreciated! My husband would be most grateful if you could solve these dilemmas so we can actually move forward with the reno, as we have gaps in flooring in 3 places where we took down walls and have been waiting to decide on the kitchen flooring before we could redo the flooring in the other rooms.
Melodie--a huge Houzz fan!