My French Country Home, French Living - Sharon Santoni Id build length wise one/half counter height for prepping and the other side table height with bench for family to sit. Or Id make the whole thing counter height and make a bench for counter height.
Farmhouse kitchen design with beadboard ceiling punctuated with white glass globe flushmount lighting as well off-white cabinets paired with butcher block countertop and white beveled subway tile backsplash.
That iron and glass skylight ceiling steals the show in this kitchen. I always love windows on either side of a range and hood too. Taking back seats are the la cornue range, hood and ceiling pendants and the stunning copper center island.