What is your preference in a kitchen: a more expansive where things are more spread out, or a kitchen that is not compact meaning things are more at hand.
My kitchen now has a relatively big footprint given the size of our house, and it is an eat in kitchen, benches and cabinets in an L shape but it is very hotch potch and with the table it it can be quite a squeeze. I am toying with the idea of looking at a U shaped kitchen which would use less of the floor space, have as much cupboard space and maybe a little more bench space but it would be much smaller, definitely not room for 2. In this configuration the kitchen table would be on the outside of the U.
I would like to hear different perspectives because I just don't know which works best. I have only lived in 2 houses my whole life so I haven't worked in many different styles of kitchen.