Lower ceiling in the kitchen. Like the space for stools in Island bench. This has the window splashback shows the different colour laminate on the back of the island bench (but all the cupboards will be white)
The one great thing about a laundry room is you do not need that much space. Convert a closet into your dream laundry room. A stackable arrangement conserves space but you can also install side by side washer & dryer with a counter top and cabinets above.