IF we go with a cooktop in the island, I think I like both the suspended hood with decorative hanging light fixtures.
Shelving added to end of kitchen island adds so much more useable countertop space!
The recommended distances between work areas such as a kitchen island and counters when designing your kitchen space.
I like how the seating is attached to the counter and how the appliances are built in. I would not put the stove top here, though, because when cooking, food would splatter and could spill onto the bench seating.
Here's an example of the dark cabinets with light butcher block on top.
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kitchen with cooktop in island. no hood. like the white counter with pale grey cabinets. little too ornate ye olde style for me but like the color combo More