Now that a couple weeks have passed since our kitchen overhaul, we had a chance to reconsider the galley-type kitchen in such a large space. We did a mock up and came to the conclusion that it would take too much work to make the large reclaimed table work, and all the peripheral space around the giant table became disconnected and choppy. So yet again, we pushed the cabinets to the peripheral walls, this time moving the fridge to an inside wall, which allows more counter and cabinet space around the sink area.
Here are the three major elevations to the kitchen. Our cabinet material is between a black-finished oak, or a painted black laminate. I think we're leaning closer to the oak, since it will be a material used elsewhere. The countertops are all maple butcher block, except for the sink area, which will be in concrete (potentially pouring the slab ourselves!)
On the fridge wall, we are still playing with the height of the backsplash, if theres any, and the size of the glass window to the right. we're debating whether it makes sense to install an old stained glass window as opposed to glass block.