Pocket doors can provide an easier flow from room to room if there are planning and furniture issues. In this case, the windows allow light and chi to flow whether open or closed and give a bit of privacy to the space without feeling closed in. Love this.
This picture is to show how I want to incorporate reclaimed wood into the kitchen island. perhaps just end caps, or surrounding pullouts, etc. This will tie into the snow fence cabinets we have in the bathrooms.