Interesting idea for kitchen and dining room. Island with a bench seat attached for the table. Might have to do something similar in my new place to save room for chairs. Under the bench seat could be storage for rarely used items.
Island book shelf and drawer Kitchen. i love the dark browns, black cabinets and the painted peanut shell color on the walls & ceiling. The granite has all 3 of the colors. My kitchen now is done like this.