Lifestyle at home: Homes have become kitchen-centric, with kitchens serving as a family's venue for leisure, work, and entertaining in addition to its utilitarian roles. Homeowners are willing to devote a greater share of thought, square footage, and budget to design kitchens that will ease this lifestyle integration. Moving forward, designers will seek to create more unified, holistic concepts for lifestyle-inclusive kitchen environments.
Here's another hybrid — part island with base storage and seating on one side only. This arrangement allows for the main sink to be in the island as well. This island is a work horse, handling prep, cleanup and dining in one area.