Studies now show that the kitchen and family room are where people spend most of their time at home -- see Eye On Design http://bit.ly/UZ6c50. So, what makes a great room/dining kitchen successful? It's a well thought-out relationship between key elements, allowing multi-tasking comfortably within one overall space -- i.e. cooking, dining, and entertaining at the same time. Does the so-called kitchen triangle (of range, refrigerator, sink -- not to mention dishwasher, trash/compost center, and utensil and food storage) work well with other functions like sitting, dining, and entertaining? The designs here show a variety of configurations to help you see what's best for your lifestyle.