I love kitchens that are able to walk a line between modern and homey the way this one does. Some kitchens are very modern, and so they end up being a bit too utilitarian for my tastes. This kitchen is nice because we a very functional set up, but at the same time I can easily see the whole family cooking together in here and having fun while they do it. The island, while small, is still great for prep, and you could easily set people up at the counter there. That spot could serve as a great place to eat breakfast and read the paper in the mo9rning.