Thanks so much for your thoughtful submission. We appreciate that you addressed our concerns about the flow of traffic through the kitchen, the awkwardness of the bathroom door location, and the underused study. Of particular note are: 1) the bathroom layout (which allows for a larger, yet out of the way shower), 2) the kitchen (incorporating an island and maximizing counter space), and 3) your ideas for multi-purposing the study so it can be used as bedroom if needed. We also like the idea of the mudroom area, whether its used as mudroom, or as additional storage/pantry space for the kitchen. We do wonder whether the study will feel more closed off to the view if it isn't extended out to square off the rear of the house. But we appreciate that your design doesn't require that extra expense. We're also a bit concerned about the location of the refrigerator/ovens across from the island seating and on the busy main access way to the outside. But overall, we're impressed with your ideas and grateful for the time you put into our project. Thank you - we wish you continued success!