Amore 2.5 Seater plus Chaise ideal size however dont want leather.
KARLSTAD Three-seat sofa - Husie orange - IKEA
KIVIK Footstool with storage - Blekinge white - IKEA
stainless steel shelves is and option and would go however think white will help it look lighter. And the less steel the more homely i think!
corner cupboards yes!
note the cupboards under the bench still with room for stools...not sure if this is a possibility with the limited depth in my bench...!?
these magnetic knife sets are very convenient!
open shelves in kitchen could work on wall to left of wall near door.
white & stainless kitchen, Amoroso Design shelves instead of cupboards is another possibility but i think i prefer contents out of sight!
tall cupboards might be the way for my shortarse to go!