My kitchen ended up looking somewhat different from this.. but this was the initial drawing from our designer when he first drew up how our kitchen and dining area should look like after we told him what we wanted.
I wanted an island to separate the kitchen from the dining area. It would add table-top space to my small kitchen and provide me with additional storage place.
I also wanted a shelf by the side of the island to separate the kitchen wall from the huge mirror at the dining area.
I didn't want any hanging lights above the island table-top. Instead, I wanted a light above above the dining table.
He got a few other things wrong as well (The dining table, the decal on the mirror, the design of the cabinets).. but this was in essence how I wanted our open concept kitchen to be like - separated by an island and a shelf.
If I had a chance to redo my kitchen, I'd probably do it in a similar way.. never mind the small inconveniences of not being able to deep fry or cook strong smelling food in my kitchen.
Recently, I've been looking at some designs of kitchens that I like. In my next post(s), I'd share more.
Watch this space!