The owner of this house was anxious for a space in which she could entertain, so an open concept kitchen was a must. While the kitchen design left her with an open feel, the homeowner needed more space to prepare food, so an oversized island with a prep sink was built in the middle of the space. The island has a breakfast bar which provides extra seating and a perfect place to entertain.
As seen on Love It or List It, Too. homeowners Neena and Jag entertain up to 30 guests at a time so they needed an open space that could accomadate large groups. Designer Jillian Harris created an open concept floor plan by rearranging the kitchen and dining rooms. A large driftwood table in the dining room and an oversized island in the kitchen offer ample seating.
Two blue globe pendants add a hint of color to this neutral contemporary kitchen. Dark hardwood floors offset the gray and white cabinetry as well as the oversized kitchen island featuring a ceramic cooktop.
This oversized kitchen island is ready for work with built-in appliances, ample storage space, convenient power outlets and a prep sink. Its deep wood base contrasts with the white cabinetry for a bold look.
An oversized kitchen island not only provides extra prep space but also a spot for casual dining. Elegant wood barstools keep with the sophisticated design of the kitchen, but their plush upholstery ensures comfort.
An oversized white island with a stunning marble countertop is the focal point of the magnificent kitchen. The island offers ample prep and storage space while also accommodating three barstools for casual dining.
This eat-in kitchen features an oversized red island that houses the cooktop and extra cabinets. The rustic beamed ceiling, muted color palette and bold red accents are a nod to contemporary country design.
This exciting traditional kitchen shimmers with Mediterranean influences, from the ornate detail in the molding to the stunning pendant light and the detail in the glowing backsplash. An oversized island, topped with beautiful stone, is perfect for the home chef and provides additional food-prep space and a special place for when inevitable entertaining settles in the kitchen.
Island construction is essentially simple; it’s a project most experienced woodworkers could manage fairly easily. Designer Brooke Norsworthy took on the project herself, building an oversized island with seating for four. She explains her process: “Using Ana White’s kitchen cabinet plans, I built these cabinets by hand using PureBond plywood with poplar trim. The island consists of four cabinets: two 24" bases and two 21" bases. I made the frame for the counter using plywood and 2x4s and took it to my local metal shop to be wrapped in stainless steel. I screwed the legs directly into the countertop just before I glued down the metal, creating a very spacious 4' x 8' kitchen island.”
This inspiration for this transitional, white bathroom was a vintage tourism brochure of Catalina Island. The beachy feel of Catalina Island is incorporated into the design with terrariums hung carefully above the oversized tub with thick, twisted rope Wicker Roman shades add to the casual, California design while complementing the lighter wood floors and bathtub caddy. Dark wood frames a large, leaning floor mirror and recessed lighting illuminates the room.