Reminds me of what my mom did in my parent's kitchen. She used produce crates as drawers. Wooden Crate Storage - Turn wooden crates into unique kitchen storage by adding drawer pulls, which makes it easier to pull the crates out from the shelves.
Love the color scheme here--especially the island. This is a great way to pair white/gray/aqua without looking like an ice cave. light/white cabinets - lots of flush drawers, colored glass subway tile, glass door cabinets, cookbook space
If you don't have a view, then create your own. The architecture of the home, the ball sculptures and the pool are all absolutely beautiful surroundings for this simple deck in a courtyard-style home. modern pool by Dumican Mosey Architects
Kitchen Island idea detail Home improvement: open lower shelves on kitchen island. Harvest or farmhouse table look which is why I think I'm drawn to these types of islands - they look like furniture (table) in the room instead of cabinetry
Space-Saver An island can work in a smaller kitchen if it?s scaled to suit the size of the room.s only 2 feet wide (to allow plenty of clearance on all sides), this island offers a prep sink, a chef-friendly butcher-block top, and storage
Fireplace design - details of design to be modified to be compatible w foyer panelling. Ignore built-ins on either side (though builtins could be a possibility for alcoves flanking FP. Spectacular mirrors on either side of fireplace a great option.