Interesting idea for kitchen and dining room. Island with a bench seat attached for the table. Might have to do something similar in my new place to save room for chairs. Under the bench seat could be storage for rarely used items.
Inspiration for kitchen bar top . I love the block of wood as the bar portion's countertop, which would work well with our design :)
Turn your kitchen into a hub where family & friends gather together. Island bench on one side, built in seating (and storage) on the other. Love this idea! Between kitchen and dining room wall