I would like to add a widget to the header area (above the main menu) of the WordPress Twenty Fourteen theme. Ideally this would cut down the size of the header image from the full width to half, with the other half of the area holding the new widget.
I am not well versed in php, css, java, or any other useful stuff like that, so the more simple the solution, the better. I've looked at this question, but it doesn't make sense to me.
I've not been able to locate a plug-in which achieves this outcome, but a plugin would certainly be my preferred way of doing this, as I can then easily do it across multiple sites if required.
(Asked this on Webmaster SE - the answer there didn't make a lot of sense to me either.)