Why didn't we think of that?
This isn't even a joke. It's a serious suggestion from our friends at Better Homes and Gardens.
Hide Kitchen Clutter
"Try a nifty panel system in an open floor plan. There's nothing relaxing about sitting down to dinner with a stack of dirty pots and pans staring back at you. But when dining or living space opens directly off a small kitchen, what choice do you have? Stain-resistant all-weather fabric easily slides closed to hide this kitchen's prep area while leaving the oversize island open for dining."
They ask, "what choice do you have?"
How about washing the dishes? How about putting the stools on the other side of the island or rolling it to a better view?
Not that there's room for eating on the over-accessorized, no-overhang island...