This is a TALL family...yes, even the dog's tall. So the counters are thicker and the toe-kick higher to allow for a straight back during prep and cooking. We raised the ice maker too. These clients like to make smoothies every morning...thus the smoothie station with its own appliance garage and refrigerator drawers. The husband piped in for one thing he wanted in this project...the white herringbone back wall. Simply genius. The attached wood table gets good use and doubles as a family cookie baking surface.