They are adept at making plans that utilize available space to the best possible advantage, and at laying out a floor plan to optimize curb appeal. We love having a large kitchen with room for a Hitchcock breakfast table and platform rocker, plus a full dining room (formerly a parlor; before that it was the main room, where food was cooked in the fireplace), and a parlor (formerly the good” parlor), and the remains of the original kitchen-pantry (now my tiny Study).
That means that if you can establish a mix center or main work counter that is within about two or three steps of both sink and stove, and maybe even directly between them, the kitchen can be efficient, even if other features of the layout are less than ideal.
The northeast exterior door that accesses both the fellowship hall and the back sanctuary stairwell will be replaced, and the entrance into the fellowship hall will be brought down to ground level, so that persons bringing food and equipment into the kitchen can do so quickly and easily from their car into the building from the loading sidewalk, with no stairs and minimal doors.
It is also called a plan which is a measured plane typically projected at the floor height of 4 ft (1.2 m), as opposed to an elevation which is a measured plane projected from the side of a building, along its height, or a section or cross section where a building , is cut along an axis to reveal the interior structure.
The other thing that happens when the planning is not timed right and there’s an open floor plan, is that guests feel obligated to offer to help — the next thing you know, the guests (often the female guests) are behind the counter chopping, seasoning, loading the dishwasher, wiping the counter, etc.