I really love the overall design of the island. It is precisely the type of island that I was contemplating. The design of this island pushed me over the edge in terms of utilizing the dining room space. Other designs had islands that stretched into the dining room, but didn't persuade me that the encroachment of the island into the dining room space was worth it. This design is the first one that persuaded me that it is. But, it has also spawned another idea about angling the island towards the far dining room wall. That angling creates a whole new space in an otherwise overly broad kitchen. However, the angling should maintain 3 feet at both ends.