Thank you for the submission. We like the openness of the design, but it is not clear how the 2nd story would be supported with the exiting dining room/living room wall removed. With that wall out, it does recreate one large room which then seemed hard to envision how that would be used in practical terms. What looks like a kitchen table in the new family room just doesn't seem to fit
Interesting idea with the seating area. Agree that we hate to cover window with countertop, but just makes the most sense to maximize space.