One thing I am currently wishing for in my kitchen is a long bar that is open on both sides. Whenever we have guests at meal-time or while I am cooking my back always has to be to people. It's hard to cook and talk at the same time. Do you have an open bar in your kitchen? Here are a few examples of open bars in small kitchens from this year's Small Cool contest.
Love the curved island facing out with the range top. Not sure about the prep sink- it's in a strange place. Great for filling a pot with water for pasta but since it's not right next to the burner I would rather have the counter space.