Designer Nancy Blandford calls this kitchen "party central." Designed around two support columns, the massive U-shaped island can be approached from six sides. One side is for seating, another acts as the bar and the other four sides are for meal prep and serving.
This new kitchen, in a space that was once occupied by a master bath and closet, is simple and functional with a basic U-shaped design with large center island, white stone countertops and plenty of storage. A pair of place black lantern pendant lights hangs above the kitchen island.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath removed a wall to turn the U-shaped kitchen into a far more functional L-shaped room. The transformation created space for a large island and continuous traffic flow. A required structural column was incorporated into the corner of the island, wrapped in Peruvian walnut to forge a unique architectural detail.
A small, custom round island provides a handy space for prepping meals, without taking up a large footprint in their U-shaped kitchen. A mantel above the stove offers a place to rotate in artwork for display.