Houzz is the new way to design your home.
mom and dad's kitchen
small sized island
small island with stools
consider keeping existing peninsula and making it into a breakfast bar/countertop. maybe okay since the kitchen will be wider than it currently is?
what if you closed off the side of the kitchen by the basement door and the entryway and put a hallway with built-in storage along the current back wall between the kitchen & bathroom? Would leave room for a u-shape w/island like this.
narrow space turned into an eating area here.
nice idea for a tight kitchen