This kitchen design is very easy on the eyes. Whereas some of the kitchen design I have seen make me squint and tense up, this one makes me relax. Notice the way that the island is positioned. It is small enough to not be intrusive, but big enough to be very useful. Not only that, but the wood paneling on it and the cupboards make the space very comfortable and cozy. This is the kind of space that you could cook in while chatting quietly with the folks at the dinner table just there in the background. This is a very intimate space.