I've always loved a window over the kitchen sink. My grandparents' house had one; my parents' house does, too. It's a wonderful detail that provides a pastime while doing the dishes. So, what to do when you find yourself (somehow!) in a home without a window above the sink? Try a mirror!
Freestanding kitchen units: "Mixing a variety of free standing kitchen surfaces creates a homey environment that mimics the way we decorate in the rest of the home. You rarely walk into a living room where every piece of furniture is made out of the same type of material."