This was a great submission! Although we did not love the style and colors, the functionality was great, and we will probably go with this layout and use the design of the built-in bookshelves. We love that it has the desk, fireplace seating, storage, and conversational seating while preserving the TV-watching aspect. The layout also really opens up the room to enable a better dining room table arrangement. Ultimately we will not be renovating the kitchen as it is very new, but if we had known we'd be using the back area as a playroom, the ideas here are good. Thank you so much for all of the great ideas!