butcher block counter tops- We used to have one of these in the Dutch Colonial house I grew up in. Real butcher block counter top with cut out for trash underneath. As kids, we thought it was so cool to have it!
Integrated power outlets in kitchen island on both ends of short sides (but would show from front door, so use a drop down like in the next pin?) and add outlet under cabinet near chairs for laptop use at island.
Pullout trash can. More than Houzzers love the simplicity of this pullout trash can. It hides unattractive bins and frees up floor space, while the side nook can house trash bags and ties (or an air freshener).Traditional Kitchen by Mullet Cabinet