Part of what makes this kitchen design work so well is the number of windows. Something designers can miss sometimes is how to capitalize on natural light for the kitchen. In an age when energy prices are going up, building your home with natural light in mind is smart. What also helps keep this space lit up so well is the reflective surfaces and the light brown wood. With lighter colors and several windows you can light up the space very efficiently, even during the winter. I also like the storage potential of this kitchen, with the cupboards inside the island.