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.
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.
A massive solid white oak kitchen island is topped with a 12-foot seamless slab of honed Calacatta Caldia marble in this transitional kitchen. Four large industrial-style pendant lights hang above the island.
Part of this kitchen's visual interest comes from its layering of different woods: a dark wood floor and an island finished with oak. Over the island, an unusual vintage pendant light with a brass stripe around its middle is another eye catcher.
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.
With its wood tones, green tile and airy feel, this kitchen celebrates summer and spring. A massive solid white oak kitchen island topped with a 12-foot seamless slab of honed Calacatta Caldia marble is the centerpiece.
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.
To update this kitchen's lovely basics, designers installed a glazed brick backsplash and gave existing cabinets a handsome gray lacquer finish. Matte black hardware and rough-sawn white oak shelves lend a hint of older farmhouse appeal to the 15-year old home.
With their healthy, vegetarian lifestyle, this kitchen is truly put to work every day. The design features two islands: one island is reserved for seating and storage, while the other houses a prep sink and a very special butcher block pedestal that Lauren Levant designed especially for this project. Made from her sketch, a local woodworker created an original butcher block pedestal from a fallen local tree, with a removable chopping block set into it.
The designers removed a wall to open up this modern kitchen and reveal a sweeping architectural window. The renovation included an island topped with sleek, white Caesarstone quartz. White oak cabinets and wood floors bring an organic, earthy element to the space.