The layout of this kitchen could almost be like our little good house kitchen...
I've been dying to tear down the wall between our dining room and kitchen to create a bar/counter area like that.
I've also been debating whether we should make the counter as a free-standing island or peninsula as the photo. I'm really liking this layout with the little "appliance garage" towards the left of the counter-top - somewhere to stash the coffee maker/toaster/blender when not in use.
We'll have to keep dreaming for a while... too many other projects to attend to!