When we first moved in to the house, there was a galley style kitchen extension where the kitchen is now. We extended out to the right to make this square L shape. It completely transformed the way we lived! We have always liked to eat together (I did as a child) and making this room so much more inviting really enhanced that. I would certainly like a kitchen you could eat in in my next house.
Thank you for all the lovely comments about the house. It's been really encouraging :)