Black and white monochrome kitchen: handleless white cabinets and benchtops, grey marble splashback, black bar stools, black spotlights on suspended ceiling track, timber floorboards. Swap for wood features mirrors and window splashback.
Like this island idea with raised bar and lights underneath. Possibly use on dining room of island for a couple of stools and on opposite side for appliances to be hiddrn (toaster, blender, coffee maker)
We've talked about an appliance garage with cabinets above, but I kind of like this sliding door option. [Thin sliding cabinet doors in a kitchen by Germany company Beeck Kuchen conceal countertop clutter.