Like white wood-paneled ceiling and dutch door. Like just a couple cabinets with glass-front doors. Maybe create a peninsula for more counter space and casual meals rather than an island, due to limited space. Like cabinets built up to ceiling.
an arbor covering the narrow side yard between the house and the fence. opportunity for a "secret garden". Water feature, flowers, bird feeders whatever you desire. Would be nice between house and detached garage too.