A kitchen island is a great kitchen addition that is useful for preparing meals and is also an ideal place for the kids to do homework or have a snack after school. To keep them from kicking off their shoes and leaving them in the kitchen, a children’s shoe station was created just inside the kitchen and works great for corralling the mess.
Featuring a laundry area, workspace and wash station, this super utility space is truly the ultimate "do" room. It offers plenty of countertop space to complete laundry-related tasks, plus a quiet place for both kids and adults to work. Design by Hillary Reed Interiors, LLC
As part of the Parker home transformation in Atlanta, GA, licensed contractor Chip Wade took out a number of walls in the kitchen and living room to make an open air living area. The formal dining area is now adjacent to the great room and part of the open flow of the space. The transformation included a large kitchen island with ample storage and cooking area along with a work station that mechanically lifts for the kids to do their homework. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman for everyone in the family-including the dog. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.
The Parkers wanted to make sure that there was something for everyone in their new living space, so Chip and his team made sure to include lots of seating. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman (pictured) for everyone in the family including the dog with a nail salon, gaming station and dog bed. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.