We recommended moving the kitchen into the dining room, therefore solving the problem of a larger kitchen. Another opening was made in the wall between the two rooms to let in more light, which meant that, together with better overall lighting design, the old dining room, which is now the kitchen, was no longer dark and dingy. A larger, brighter kitchen was created and the layout designed in such a way to direct anyone walking through to the next room around the kitchen, rather than through it, therefore getting rid of the corridor effect.
The area previously given over to the kitchen was made into a dining area overlooking the garden and the other half of the room remained as a living area.
Much better use of the available space and a larger kitchen.