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Mark's Corona and lemon-slicing station (as discussed with Michelle)
This might be far-fetched, but maybe we could consider a 'half-wall' with barstools separating the kitchen and family room, like this. Also in this photo - that back wall with the cabinetry is along the lines of what I have in mind for that main wall that I want to keep (separating the hallway from the kitchen).
Example of bench seating that we could add under the large kitchen window (we would have to build a top piece like this to have it flush with the cupboards) - cabinets would be on either side, like this.
We like the colour scheme in this one - off white cabinets and colour/type of granite.
Colour scheme of cabinets and granite
I like this style of island
Too 'open concept' - no structure (hallways, wallspace)
An example of a family room 'window wall'... we could consider for the pool side wall (obviously this style is much different from ours, but the windows were a good example)
Another window wall example
Similar layout to ours
Alternative with peninsula and island, separate sitting area
Heart Pine Rustic Dark Stain Island
striped panelling under island
Is this island similar to ours (shape/structure, not design)?