Customizing your kitchen: hiding the clutter
One way to get a more pleasant view of your kitchen from the adjoining rooms is to use taller cabinets on the back of your peninsula or island. Many decorators have used the 42″ high wall cabinets, facing out, to hide the sink/cooktop clutter from view. You can build a base for the cabinets to raise them off the floor, and give even more height. This gives the kitchen a more custom look and is a nice way to vary the look and style. It’s especially effective with glass doors to display collectibles.
You can find 42″ cabinets and glass doors at Kitchen Cabinet Depot.