Philippe says the other pics are too white, as he fears we would get everything dirty quickly, like our current splashguard. This is nice with modern lines, bright, not not everything, white, with an Asian feel (we have lots of japanese, chinese, indian art in our household).... Olivier notes he doesn't like this as we would not be facing each other as a family, and he wants a seat with back.
This two tier counter top idea I have seen often and wonder if it's for us. On the one hand, it would make the counter top space feel smaller I think, but perhaps this works well for a small kitchen of our size, especially as we do not have particularly high ceilings. I also would want chairs that are comfortable, wth a little back support.
I like this clean, modern, uncluttered look. Again I am wondering if the two tiered lower table imight serve our small space well and to allow more comfortable eat-in kitchen seating though I worry that perhaps it make the countertop workspace less efficient and less ergonomic for standing work