here i'd like to share my experience on different layouts, hoping it can help you on thinking out of box while facing a difficult one.
case study 04
net area: 667 square feet (~ 62 square meter)
occupants: a couple + mother in law
1) two separate kitchens, one for chinese cooking and the other for western style cuisin
2) two separate bathrooms
4) a study room
5) yoga area for mother in law
what i did:
1) because the two bedroom areas face great landscape, two glass partitions are used to bring in the view and brightness so to make such a limited space visually big for three people.
2) create an entrance while parting the hallway from the study room with wardrobes
3) align the two kitchens together with a glass sliding door. the western kitchen worktop is connected with the dining area and living room. this is very typical LDK design in japan (living+ dining+kitchen) there's no clear boundary among this three areas and this design also serves a great way to connect family members in same space
4) to avoid the congestive usage of the bathroom/toilet, toilet area is parted from shower area.
5) the 1.5m wide corridor between kitchen and bedroom 2 can be used as yoga area.