Lennox Street House by Corben Architects- Consider opening a window to the side yard to extend the perception of space in the kitchen. Sink in island, wood millwork and flooring.
A gray-tone marble island and matching countertops is the ideal serene complement to not-quite-white cabinetry and light wooden flooring.
I prefer the rods in the top picture to the panels that we looked at. Not sure if this would work with the beam or not