The reason I like L-shaped counters so much is that they really add to the functionality of your kitchen design. In this case we have a family kitchen that is very traditionally in its design, but is really elevated by the shape of the counter. You can easily use the space to both eat and prep at the same time. The kids could be sitting at the counter eating breakfast while you prep their lunches, for example. There is also a ton of great storage space here, with an array of cupboards in a variety of sizes. The appliances look new and efficient as well.