The original kitchen layout had cabinets only along the sink wall. We were able to redesign the kitchen and place cabinets on 3 sides of the room in the and include an island. The tall, wide cabinet to the left of the refrigerator functions like a big lovely china cabinet. The side of the island near the windows has drawers for everything: cutlery being unloaded from the dishwasher, plastic wrap for leftovers and dish towels. The pullouts on the other side of the island house recycling bins. One bin for recycling paper and another for recycling glass, plastic and metal. The trash can is in a pull out to the right of the kitchen sink.