If you're like me, that doesn't really make sense. Despite having drawn it myself, I wouldn't get it at first either. Hubs and FIL though, they'd know exactly what I meant instantly. And they did.
Understanding my weakness and my visual mind though, hubs did this for me so I could have an idea of dimensions:
Isn't he sweet? (Pardon the mess-we're messy when we brainstorm)
Anyways, the curved end of it was instantly vetoed on account of being super 80's. In place will be a barely rounded square edge. For safety as much as aesthetic. (See above diagram for an idea).
Also-I hate our current garbage bin. I always have from the second day we had it. But it's a garbage bin and for all intents and purposes, it does what it needs to do. So I had the idea that at the end of the breakfast bar (on the right side in the 2nd picture above) as a support, we could have a garbage drawer built to store a (NEW!) garbage bin. Keeping it out of sight and supporting the counter at once-shazam.
As for the countertop, we'd remove that current piece and move it upstairs into the laundry room. In place we'll bring in a matching L-shaped countertop to cover both sections seamlessly.
It's my nature to be unsure of the whole thing and anxious about how it'll all work out, but I think we're on to something.
Now if only FIL would let us know if the project needs to be worked into our budget or if nepotism will reign again!
Thoughts? Yay or nay?