A white apron sink set into a weathered wood base is given a fresh, current look with adjacent painted cabinets. Via Cottage and Vine. [this is the sink I want and if I had my way the rest of the kitchen would be 'weathered wood'.
I like the closed storage above the baskets and lockers. And still easy to reach when you step on the bench. and I really like the bench. Obviously skipping the white fabric - they must not have mud or kids in their mud room :)
Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.