Advice on Kitchen/Utility renovation

Hi there, we are about to undertake a fairly significant house renovation the main purpose is to upgrade and extend the Granny flat adjoining our house for my mum to move in. Because the design required a new roof for the entire house we have decided to renovate/upgrade the kitchen at the same time seeing as we will have to move out of the house for a few months anyway and we'd prefer never to have to do that again in the future. Here is the existing kitchen utility layout:

We have three very young children and cook all meals from scratch and enjoy cooking. The kitchen is south facing and there is a beautiful view out the back and the back opens onto the back garden where the children like to play. The issues with the existing kitchen that we'd like to remedy are:

- lack of storage space

-very poor flow, fridge far away and doesn't fit well. People regularly walking behind or on front of you while cooking to access the toilet/utility/back garden.

-view of back is broken up by layout and size of existing glazing at back

-too many doors.

- utility while ample size has a lot of unused space and boasts the best view of the back which seems wasted in a utility.

Here is our proposed new design:

On the wish list is :

To fit fridge and freezer both tall in kitchen

range cooker and eye level oven with microwave above

extra storage (pull out presses maybe dresser and /or pantry)

functional space with good flow.

I'm not sure about island and table as drawn as I was wondering a banquet style island with built in seating one side and table beside the seating.

there are two final things I'd love to fit in if possible are a couch (had one in my family home kitchen and loved it) and a small area/desk/nook for laptop and printer.

i think it's probably wishful thinking to be trying to squeeze these into the space also but I would be so interested in your thoughts. We will speak to kitchen designer but I just want to get a few ideas in my head first. Any feedback would be gratefully appreciated.

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