The kitchen is 20' x 24' and flows right into the living room which is 20' x 16'. So total square footage at about 800 SF.
Was considering either getting two P3's and putting one in the kitchen on top of the cabinets and the other in the living room OR getting one P5 and putting it on top of a cabinet that is closest to the living rroom and angling it out towards both the kitchen and living room.
Best answer by Chris
I have my old stereo with speakers in the living room (with a Connect attached) and a Play:5 in the kitchen far end.
I sometimes turn on the living room speakers but 95% of the time I have the Play:5 on and am plenty happy.
I would start with Play:5 instead of Play:3 because it is going to give you better low end (and I think everyone should have the Play:5 as the basis of their system for the simple fact it also gives you an input into system just in case need).
If expand from there my next step would probably be put the Play:5 in living room and put a Sonos One in the kitchen. That gives you the convienience of voice control downstairs. You can group them to get good coverage. And Alexa ability in the kitchen is very handy (alexa add eggs to shopping list, alexa how many tablespoons in a cup, alexa what ingredient can I use instead of milk, Alexa turn on island light ...). Also having a Sonos One you know your future proofing yourself as we know it will allow Airplay2 into sonos echo-system and eventually even respond to Hey Google requests. Hands dirty cutting up onions and feel like a song .... voice control in the kitchen does have the convenience factor off the chart compared to grabbing a controller (I'm a controller fan but voice control has it's time and place).
I know this would be good combo as the 5% of time I'm playing the Play:5 and want some extra coverage I turn on the Play:1 (Bluenote Edition) in adjacent dining room instead of turning on my legacy speaker system/Connect in living room. Works well.