Sunny Side This young family wanted a bright and functional kitchen and family room - but like many clients wanted an open feel without going the great room route. The solution to getting both an open kitchen feel and a cozy, calmer space was to drop a header between the kitchen and family room and add an island resting spot. Saffron wall cabinets, olive base cabinets with a wine rub combine with light green concrete counters and a yellow-topped island to create a sunny Provencal flavor. A pot rack and stainless range add sparkle and sheen. In years of working with devoted cooks, we've found a few space-saving solutions. Here, we've sunk a butcher block cutting board, removable for easy cleaning, into the extra-deep concrete counter.