This is in a bathroom, but it illustrates what I want in the kitchen. A farmhouse sink placed above the countertop, the same as vessel sinks in the bathroom. They're too low otherwise (except for people who are 4'11" I suppose).
Cottage Bathtub Design: A wide ledge is a good way to create a comfortable and safe means to get into a deep bathtub. It also creates an attractive and highly functional architectural detail in even the smallest bathroom. Here the apron in front of the tub matches the wood panels surrounding it to create an integrated look.