Island with oak worktop above painted drawers and beech slatted shelves.The drawers around the oven are designed for utensils. Bottom tall drawers are for oils and vinegars. The worktop is green slate.We make a lot of tall, shallow cupboards which provide easily accessible storage. Often we glaze the higher doors; glass relieves the sense of a 'bank of doors' and reflects light unpredictably.This is the hub of the cooking area. Knives, pans and compost bin are all to hand in the drawers around the reclaimed butchers block.