Love the idea of backing up a banquette/kitchen table to one side of the kitchen island. This is the Siller/Hokanson house featured in Houston Luxe magazine. Thanks to Joni Webb of Cote de Texas for posting the picture!
tub in shower-kids can splash and swim as much as they want! This is a brilliant idea for adults too. Whenever I take a bubble bath I end up wanting to shower off at the end. This way you can just step out of the tub and shower off.