This beautiful kitchen is dripping with style thanks to its many custom details such as the coffered ceiling and oversized kitchen island. An old-school library ladder allows access to the lighted storage cabinets above, making the most of the kitchen's galley layout.
Large windows and doors create an open kitchen and dining area that seamlessly blend the indoors and out. Exposed black structural beams are a strong contrast against the white walls of the space, while an oversized kitchen island and sleek dining area make the space both family friendly and perfect for entertaining.
Crisp white countertops and an oversized window make this kitchen a cheerful, bright space to cook. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances include a gas range, stainless steel range hood, dual dishwashers and wall ovens, and a side-by-side fridge.
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.
This space was designed with quilting in mind. The family that owns this house teaches a quilting class, so the countertop of the kitchen island had to be both elegant and durable. It was constructed from Bubinga wood, which can stand up to any beginning quilter. The oversized kitchen island provides seating for students to sit and work, while still maintaining a view of their teachers, peers and the beautiful Puget Sound, which provides serenity and inspiration for the family and the quilters.
This open kitchen is great for entertaining friends and family around the oversized island. Topped with a buttery wood countertop for meal prep, the distressed blue base is characteristically French country in style.
Both chic and comfortable, this contemporary kitchen has ample room for a large breakfast table. The oversized island offers additional casual seating at one end. A sliding barn door brings rustic charm to the space.
A redesign by Showcase Kitchens united dining room and kitchen into one 530-square-foot family-friendly space. The refrigerator and double oven were built into the cabinetry, giving the room a seamless look. An oversized, L-shaped island features the kitchen sink. A decorative tray ceiling with recessed lighting completes the look.
Stately and sophisticated, this kitchen creates a graceful mood with a white palette, subtle pink accents and lots of natural light courtesy of large windows and a glass door. The oversized island offers casual eating as well as plenty of prep space.
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.
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 spacious country kitchen features an integrated refrigerator, two wall ovens and a prep sink, making it the perfect kitchen for a serious cook. An oversized quartzite kitchen island offers ample workspace when the quartz countertops don't cut it.