The island in the kitchen adds counter space and an extra sink, as well as a breakfast bar with seating for four. This addition not only gives the homeowners a casual dining option, but also increases the kitchen's storage and overall functionality.
The mix of materials on the countertop and along the backsplash work because the palette is the same rich orange, similar to the Benjamin Moore metallic wall paint, and offset by a large expanse of off-white linen painted cabinetry.
Though much of Artemesia was left intact during the multi-decade renovation, owner Leonard Fenton realized that to make the house marketable to contemporary buyers he would have to expand the kitchen. Older homes often featured functional, smaller kitchens rarely used by the home's occupants.
The centerpiece of the kitchen, the long island was designed as a feature that would make the space more functional. It offers plenty of space to prepare meals and entertain guests, but also has added drawers for maximum storage space.
This spacious kitchen features wall-to-wall bamboo cabinets paired with black glossy countertops and a wood paneled range hood. Two wrought iron lantern chandeliers hang above the kitchen island, which boasts a sink and plenty of room for casual dining seating.
This inviting, open plan kitchen features all-over wood accents, including wall paneling, a white beadboard ceiling and dark exposed beams. The kitchen island boasts a rustic vibe with its warm brown cabinets and hammered copper farmhouse sink.
The key feature of this Santa Monica kitchen is a stunning marble monolithic island that acts as a modern sculptural piece. Marble continues in the countertops and backsplash over contemporary cabinets, while open shelves provide easy access to dishes.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, to maximize the space in this kitchen, Joanna added a functional kitchen island to increase seating options and give the family more prep space for meals. Gray cabinets match the gray trim and molding from the rest of the open concept first floor, and rustic stools provide complementary style. A subway tile backsplash polishes off the space, finishing out the design.
This open, contemporary environment is bright yet warm and inviting. Two islands were created to provide flow and access across the kitchen, connecting the various work areas and provide a nice transition to the adjacent dining area.