To add to this kitchen's practical features, the island was extended to provide more storage and was given a pull-out waste basket. The blue floral wallpaper spotted in the adjacent dining room is echoed by a similar patterned shade over the kitchen sink.
American white oak is used for the contemporary custom cabinetry in a light-filled industrial loft in New York City. The same 12-inch width was used for the floors and cabinets. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
A large island offers plenty of space in this clean and modern kitchen. The white cabinets and silestone countertop elegantly contrast with the oak floors and the island's wood paneling while keeping the space light and airy. The gray tile wall adds graphic interest and effortlessly pairs with stainless appliances.
White French Country Kitchen with Brown Oak Island
As seen on Home Town, the Carson’s Laurel, MS house had a cramped kitchen and was lacking personality before renovations by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the home now features an updated larger French Country styled kitchen complete with new limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, new wall and floor tile, distressed cabinet doors and a custom built white oak prep table built by host Ben Napier.
Kitchen Island with White Oak Planks and Brass Legs
The end of the kitchen island is covered in the same hand-scraped solid White Oak planks as the refrigerator and freezer to complete the homeowners' request for something organic and unique. The planks are arranged in a chevron pattern to add a fun detail to the island and refrigerator and freezer. To offset the weight of the cantilevered countertop that extends from the island's base cabinets, brass poles were added to the outer corners of this piece. These brass poles match the brass fixtures in the rest of the kitchen, creating a continuous design throughout the space.