We are doing renovation in our kitchen making use of white IKEA cabinets. We have also decided to expand our kitchen into what is now our dining room, eliminating the wall stuck between. So we want a long space rather than a contracted space: 11.5′ x 22.5′. I am expecting to find some comments and disapproval to point out problems. The key feature we wish for in the kitchen is a counter with barstools capable to provide seats for 4. My wife would favor an island, but I am concerned that the room is not broad enough for it. Do you have some kitchen layout ideas? Please help.