So as we go about designing our new kitchen, we have one small but nagging question yet to resolve.
As you will have seen from the plans, we have an island in the kitchen. The question is, do we put a raised shelf on the side of the island facing the dining room or not (see examples below)? If we do, then cooking clutter in the kitchen could be hidden from view during dinner, but if we don't, we get the widest possible work surface, which could be great for tasks such as rolling out dough.
What do you think?