Among other things, we realized I had the stove/oven next to the dining table. With a simple flip, we moved the under-the-counter refrigerator next to the table, freeing up a wider swath of countertop and keeping flames away from unsuspecting diners.
Figuring out the light placement proved tricky because the lights weren't planned when the windows were sketched into an earlier floor plan. It seems important to keep them evenly spaced, so they might not end up precisely where they would be ideally (directly over the stove and the dining table, for example), but I think we have a "good enough" plan. As a starting point, we used the center of the window that's directly over the sink.
Other changes from the original drawing involved creating storage space between the bathroom and living room that gives us a modest pantry, bathroom shelves and a place to host the water heater and pump. We're also looking for a circular platform for the wood stove. Looking for something two feet high and 14-16 inches across. A small wood barrel? A metal half-barrel? Send all ideas and leads our way!