Love the floor plan layout. Put french doors all around the dining so it can open up, U-shaped island coming toward living with built in booth seating, make area behind cabinets a hidden pantry.I could definitely work with this layout!
The Chic Technique: Free standing kitchen pantry. You could make something like it from a TV armoire , or other wood cabinet you no longer use. Or a craft closet! vertical free standing cabinet by The Bespoke Furniture Company