Conceal lighting and curtain rods in your plasterboard ceiling by allowing a void like Corben Architects have done here. Lennox Street House by Corben Architects.
Eye level ovens with floor to ceiling units either side and hob on island. Not sure about extraction hood. Also don't like the handles on the cupboards or the colour. Like the work surface colour.
Bright and Airy Craftsman House Plan - thumb - 11