I like the cupboard style. I don't like curved cupboards either but can't really see them in the design on your profile but, yes, good idea to get rid if they are there. I like the colours you suggest.
I don't like the gap above the fridge (or the fact that it stands proud of the other cupboards.
I don't like that the range cooker is in a corner, I feel it should be where I think the sink is (the pictures are very small so it's a bit hard to tell).
The sink should be on the other run of cupboards under the (internal?) window.
I don't understand why the wall cupboards stop over the sink.
(which is v.similar to the look I'm trying to get)
Maybe a wine rack above the fridge. Or at least some doors. Not sure what I'll keep in there though, but I'm sure I'll find something!
Good point re dining room table. Maybe if I swap fridge/larder cupboards around the access will be easier as we can keep the dining room table down towards the french doors. Can't move tall cupboard closest to the doors unfortunately as it will have boiler in it.
Just back from school run. Yes, I can see the range isn't quite in the corner in that picture but, imo, it still should be more central. I think a table is always going to obstruct your moving from one side of the room to another, I don't think moving it 30 or 40cm to the right will make that much difference. If it were my kitchen. I would move the sink under the "window", move the range along its current run of units and have the fridge at the end of that run, next to the wall with the french doors. It will make the kitchen a much more useable and logical layout and you can have a full run of tall cabinets on the other side of the room which will look more elegant.
I think the cooker placement is fine, leaves a good space between cooker and sink. If plumbing permits and spacing the sink could look nice on the wall looking into the living room then you could central your cooker if wanted. Curved unit to top right of the sink looks lost. If removed could run some 575 or 360 high to the wall. would look nicer with a canopy or even better with a nice visual hood. fridge side with a nice scalloped wine rack or doors with aventos lift up above the fridge The boiler unit larder use a 1245 door as the top door to line up with the larders either side of the fridge so not so bitty with doors. the open dresser is nice. Its a nice design
In your design this would mean you could have a full height freezer alongside a full height fridge. With the fridge being the first unit next to the dresser units. Moves the fridge that little bit more to the right which means table less likely to be an issue.
You are at risk of your line of wall cupboards looking very higgeldy piggeldy - wall cupboard, extractor, double cupboard, gap/above the sink, wall cupboard. It will be very messy on the eye.
I agree with a lot of what lala said.
I used extra tall larder cupboards either side of my fridge so that I could put a bridging unit above it (cannot reach to get anything in the sodding cupboard - but keeps DH's crashhat out of the the way).
And YYY to practising cooking. "make" a cheese sauce...you are at the hob and need extra milk...how easy is it to get...."make" a stir fry...you need soy sauce...where is it. I spent a lot of time on this and glad I did.
And what placement wise pisses you off in your current kitchen? Where our coffee machine was used to drive us mad - so I made sure (and now have) a wonderful tea/coffee area. Cups and tea/coffee in the wall cupboard above the machine. Fridge half a step away, bin half a step away...tis luffly.