In many cases the kitchen is just not laid out in a manner that allows easy access. Bumping into someone else is annoying and needing to navigate some obstacle to walk into the eating area can be dangerous. A professional renovator will be happy to assess your current configuration and discuss the options with you. Together you can design a kitchen arrangement that will avoid bottlenecks and create a more efficient environment.
During that session you can also discuss the opportunity to increase storage area with a pantry or cabinetry with better options for your needs. An island is one of the more popular additions that can include another sink, storage and seating. There are number of technologies that can be taken advantage of at the same time, like adding a convection oven, quieter dishwasher, or more counter space.