Tiny kitchen: open shelves make it seem a LOT more spacious than it is. Creative and bold design elements: checkerboard floor, butcher block counters, white cabinets, chocolate walls, colorful roman shade accent. I need a checkered floor!
But bench also no window side? Kitchen and dining area layout for a small apartment. The long bench combined with wooden chairs is a really nice idea. Single stools would be uncomfortable but a cushioned bench is something else.