Is there room for an island in your kitchen remodel? How do you increase your counterspace in the RIGHT places so itll be useful? Or, do you need to implement universal design? See: The Thirty-One Kitchen Design Rules, Illustrated - Modern Kitchen
Love the top photo - side "wall" not a wall out to the coffee area but a bar. IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE designed the offices of Heavybit Industries, located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California.