Natural daylight without upper cabinets. One of my favorite kitchen design moves is the elimination of upper cabinets in exchange for more windows. I avoid conventional upper cabinets because the space below them — even with undercabinet lighting — is often dark and less usable. Without upper cabinets in this kitchen, the full depth of the perimeter counters is more usable and the work surfaces are bathed in natural light during the day, meaning light fixtures can be comfortably kept off.
LOVE LOVE LOVE: "These cabinets are full overlay. The walls are Benjamin Moore's Bone White 03 with an Aqua Velvet finish and the trim is Benjamin Moore's Linen White 912 with a Satin Impervo finish. The dimensions between the island and the cabinets is 42 inches."
Love the granite, the butcher block island, sconces, cabinets.These "Fantastico" countertops were honed. Tiles are from Dirk Elliott tile, number G-110, 6x6. This line has been discontinued, but it appears to be an off-white.
This is another island that has dish storage. The pantry is probably going to be too far away from the dishwasher to store dishes we need every day but this could work. I like the beamed ceiling if we don't do beadboard. I don't want shelves above my stove like this though, although the open feeling is nice -