We finished this kitchen a few months ago, and I finally took pictures of it yesterday.
The original layout for the space included a wall between a front office and the kitchen, and a poorly functioning peninsula layout for the cabinetry. We removed the wall and installed a recessed beam, and enlarged the opening between the dining room and kitchen to create a much more open, generous space.
This allowed for a long island and elevated bar table, with enough space left over for a small, efficient home office area. Space was also taken from the garage for the angled TV wall and better traffic flow around the island. The refrigerator, wine nook, and pantry storage were located in a thin transition space to the kitchen, right off the laundry and garage entry. The cabinetry is KraftMaid cherry, and the counters are granite with an Oceanside multi-format glass mosaic backsplash tile. The renovation also included the installation of a clear maple hardwood floor throughout the main level of the house.
I was both designer and builder for this one.