Interesting idea for kitchen and dining room. Island with a bench seat attached for the table. Might have to do something similar in my new place to save room for chairs. Under the bench seat could be storage for rarely used items.
Traditional kitchen with painted white cabinetry, beautiful granite tops, stainless steel appliances, huge window with arched transom above sink and an amazing large island with prep sink and unique candelabra-style pendant light fixtures.