While we admit that microwaves are an essential part of any kitchen, let's be honest: They're not pretty at all. This stately kitchen devotes an entire cabinet to keeping the appliance out of view. Plus, the counter space below it is ideal for prepping your leftovers before heating. See more at Remodelista » - HouseBeautiful.com
I like how the seating is attached to the counter and how the appliances are built in. I would not put the stove top here, though, because when cooking, food would splatter and could spill onto the bench seating.