I was hoping to get some help with how to lay the hardwood in this room. The first picture shows the view from the front window in the living room (front of house) and the second from the family room looking into the kitchen (back of house). There a two sets of two stairs, one leading up to the kitchen and one to the living room. Does the flooring need to run the width of the island or does it matter. I feel it has to go length wise staring from the front window so that it is the same as the stairs that will be the same hardwood. Any help would be appreciated!!