You had a lot of friends, so you were only interested in an open plan kitchen space which was light.
You both wanted a small kitchen, you wanted the main space of your apartment to be a lounging space. Besides, you mostly had ready-made meals because Diego normally got home late but he sometimes cooked or made breakfast for the two of you.
You wanted your kitchen to be the main social spot of your house, so you wanted it to be absolutely perfect for you and Allison. You made it completely modern and with space for food and caterers.
Since neither of you cooked much, you both were fine with having a small-ish kitchen. Well, it wasn't small, but it wasn't the largest kitchen either. But it was fine :)
The two of you compromised. He wanted black, you wanted it to be open and modern, so instead of arguing about it Allison mentioned the idea of mixing the two together.
You wanted a light kitchen with wooden aspects, but was also family friendly and perfect for a gathering. Ben just went along with what you said, he couldn't care either way.
Your house had plenty of room, so the two of you broke down the walls and extended the kitchen to make it perfect for gatherings and parties. You went all out