the ancient mariner
Mr Edge ——-I know Mr Cutting Edge and Mr Leading Edge but now I find that you are "The" Edge.
Planning a kitchen is a lot of common sense. Figure out how you work in the room and then put the fixtures where they work for you. For over 50 years I have made a damn good living designing kitchens and baths, etc, etc. 18 of those years were in NY City and I have designed many kitchens in lofts that were converted to condos. For 14 of those years I taught kitchen design. As long as my brain works and I have a pencil to draw with I shall continue.
The most important thing in any kitchen are the appliances, second is the counter space, and thirdly the cabinets. Actually with great appliances and counter tops to work on you can use orange crates as cabinets and get away with it.
All kitchens start with the sink (and there is no reason what-so-ever that it must be under a window). Almost everything you prepare must be washed or put into a pot of water to cook. Put the sink in between the refrigerator and the cook top with ample counter space to work on either side and you will have started on the right road. Make sure the refer door opens onto that counter.
If you are right handed it is best to have it on the left of the sink with the hinges on the left. I tell you what, I will look at the plan and draw up a plan of what I would do and send it to you. No charge of course.
By the way since you are in Oklahoma do yourself a great big favor and get in touch with Oklahoma State Univ. and get their advise on using a geo-thermal heat pump as your heating and a/c system. OSU is the best in the country and will be happy to work with you. It is the greatest !!!!!!!!!!!!