Our designer sent us plans for the back deck and we realized, even though we aren't planning to do the kitchen just yet, we do need to know the layout so we know where the door is going.
I've been futzing with ideas and finally got one we both thought had possibilities. To get an idea of how it would work in real space, I cut strips of construction paper and set them out on the floor. I'm such a dork, I even pretended to cook a meal in the new layout and that's when I discovered the stove was in a really bad place in relation to the sink.
Sigh. Back to the drawing board.