large island breakfast nook in corner we would want to work in a space for a dining table, not smack in the middle but accessible yet off to the side

Simmons Estate Homes, Southlake, TX. (Georgiana Design)

open concept - island in middle and additional island anchoring down living room and adding lower cabinet space on both sides.

Fantastic Contemporary Living Room Designs

Modern farmhouse open concept- I like how the different ceilings in the kitchen and family room create a subtle separation between the rooms in this open concept space

Park City Canyons Remodel: Great Room, Dining, Kitchen — STUDIO MCGEE

Park City Canyons Remodel: Great Room, Dining, Kitchen

Open shelving styled like a pro by @earnesthomeco_ including our Arched Shelf Brackets crafted of solid brass. Shop this space -- link in profile.

Open shelving in the kitchen is one of my favorite trends around. Here are 8 different ways to style and use open shelves in the kitchen - or any room!

Store all of your lids in one place with this Cabinet Lid Organizer.

Cabinet Lid Organizer Pots Containers Storage Over Door Space Saver Bronze White

Great way for dish storage in a kitchen that doesn't have a lot of cabinets, but a large island.:

Functional Contemporary Kitchen Designs

bringing the outdoors in :) I love the butcher block counter tops and farm sink great kitchen.

Kitchen windows over the sink that opens. Another reason to make sure you have enough other storage space! No upper cabs = more room for these! This is amazing! A kitchen window over the sink is a total must!

Kitchens «  Classic Kitchen & Interiors

Kitchen with white cabinets, large kitchen island, barstools, glass pendants over island and beadboard ceiling. Great for long and narrow kitchens.