Kitchens don't have to be large to be livable. This kitchen might be open to the adjoining spaces, but the actual kitchen space is compact, which means each space needs to be maximized for optimal function. The center island serves as a convienent food prep space, is close to the refrigerator and range, and is the chief storage and cleanup area. An expanse of counter space off to the side provides a place for another cook to work. The marble countertops and backsplash give the space a timeless look, as do the white cabinets and wood floors.