This kitchen looks like the perfect space, minimal white, split face tiles, wooden floor, even down to the mustard yellow coloured accessories. Similar split face tiles can be found at Mandarin Stone www.
Black & White Contemporary Loft in Stockholm, Sweden
Tuck microwave under the counter in an out of the way, but easy-to-access spot. With room to spare, you can add a large drawer beneath the microwave. I don't want him climbing up to use the microwave when he's older.