This new construction home was built with sunshine and views in mind. We wanted to enhance the lightness of the high ceilings and the ridge skylight, so we kept the tops of the cabinets at a consistent height and placed a large custom light fixture above the island to delineate the space. To keep the beautiful glass tile backsplash uninterrupted, we installed outlet strips directly under the wall cabinets. A walk-through pantry is handy for storage as well as a drop off area for cell phones, mail, and groceries when entering from the garage. The long countertop seems to continue through the exterior wall to an outside kitchen, connecting both spaces.