We've been trying to nail down a kitchen configuration that opens into the dining space. I think we've found the best solution with two bars that run parellel to the 30' room. Two 8' long 24" counters spaced about 3'6" apart. Sink and dishwasher on the left and stove on the right (on an island). Aligning the counters with the length of the room feels much better than an L shape scheme. What do you think?