Italian Rustic Basement Kitchen: this is exactly how country people in their country homes make use of space. Most things are stored or hung from the ceilings/rafters. It's unused space! Very authentic.
I like the pendants over the island, the curtain/shade on the window, and the chairs/bar stools. Tips for a Kitchen You Can Love for a Lifetime (The Inspired Room; this kitchen by Katie Rosenfeld Design, picture by Michael J.