Storing spices in a drawer rather than a wall-mounted rack ensures seasonings are handy for cooking while preserving their delicate flavors by protecting them from sunlight, moisture and heat. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Stash dishwashing supplies out of sight. This narrow pull-out provides sink-adjacent storage for dish soap, scrub brushes and hand towels. Plus, a towel rack allows the dish towel to dry after use. Photo courtesy of Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Designer Patrice Flashner Fitzgerald likes the contrast organic wood brings to a space that is modern and sleek. She says, "The warm, earthy feel of the finished birch is a surprise every time the client opens the doors."
This look at the backside of the island shows the easy-access drawers that provide ample storage space for various kitchen essentials. “There’s no hardware on the drawers,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “We simply had wood notched out to create an integrated handle.”