Kitchen Island... Have you ever seen one with bar stools on 3 sides?
kleiker2013
December 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are thinking of having what would look like a traditional rectangular kitchen island flat on all sides (vs. raised on a bar side) with about 10 inch over hang (I think that is about the right amount) on 3 sides instead of 1 to allow for some low barstools since guests often visit in the kitchen. This would make cabinet entry a bit indented, but since I plan on storing the less used items there, I think I am ok with it. I really want to hear what you all might think of the pros/cons of this idea. I haven't seen it anywhere, so I am a bit nervous. Your thoughts? Thank you!
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ASVInteriors
I have seen it done, in a client's house, but don't have photos.
I think you have thought it out, and as long as you are prepared to use your space beneath the counter area rarely, it should work.
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hayleydaniels
I think it's a good idea so long as you store the stuff you seldom use there.

If you're going to have an island, it needs to be able to be used as a breakfast bar, or for people to sit and talk to you while you're cooking. Our house had that when I was a teenager, and I remember sitting there for hours.
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Brenda
I have a friend that has an island like that. She likes it so much they just put another on in the beach house they built. But she definitely only uses the area covered by bar stools for items used rarely -- like her Christmas china and turkey roaster.
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Yes. It's a big square really. Will work in a large kitchen, or open concept. Takes space.
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kleiker2013
Thank you all so much! So far this is very helpful and I am in alignment with all that you have said (less used items, visiting for hours, big square,) I REALLY appreciate it.
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