After moving out of a cramped city apartment, the homeowner wanted a functional place to cook and eat. The kitchen island is a workhorse with its built-in storage for cookbooks and wine, while the industrial look of the wood and sleek waterfall countertop blend with the rustic dining table and surrounding outdoor views.
A long island houses a butcher block countertop, handy storage for cookbooks and barstools for eating or chatting with the cook. The stainless steel range hood, which runs the length of the island, provides integrated task lighting. A built-in bar area has open shelving for glassware, wine refrigerator, backlit wine racks and a flat-screen TV.
A kitchen island with built-in sink is positioned in the middle of this modern kitchen, which maximizes its space through the use of several wall and under-counter cabinets and drawers. Two pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, wall shelf allows for easy storage of cookbooks and other items.
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The island in this country kitchen is multi-functional. Its size gives the homeowners more storage with the cabinets underneath. The island also houses the dishwasher, a double farmhouse sink and a place to store cookbooks. As if that weren't enough, the kitchen island also gives the family a casual eating option-a breakfast bar-for a quick meal or as extra seating for larger gatherings.
The homeowners needed an inviting kitchen that could meet their meal prep needs, so they added a large kitchen island in the center of the space. This kitchen island has dark cabinets to compliment the neutral color palette of the rest of the space, as well as add warmth. The island contains a dishwasher, a two sided prep sink and plenty of storage for the family's many cookbooks. A breakfast bar with additional seating has been added for the more casual eating affair.