Love the look of wood but not the price? This may be a good option: porcelain tiles that come in many colors like pecan and cherry to weathered tan. They are durable, affordable and becoming a popular flooring trend. Love the floors!
SIDE PANTRY: If you have walk-through areas in your kitchen, this could be a great idea for a small pantry, small dishes/glasses, or even small appliances. There are many possibilities with this idea. Add this to end of new pantry remodel.
Love the bench and wall detail on the right side of the picture. Custom Mudroom and Laundry Room Combo with White Cabinetry and Wainscoting slate floors and Walnut wood Countertops and Bench - Stunning!