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How to Design a Kitchen Island
Size, seating height, all those appliance and storage options ... here's how to clear up the kitchen island confusion
"design an island can be confusing for homeowners. Houzz's discussion boards are full... kitchen island size. While there's no set formula for figuring out how to size an... an island, some measurement guidelines can help. Kitchen designers Thomas Ahmann and... kitchen island, starting with asking yourself six basic questions.... about your island? How much space between island and countertop is recommended? Thanks..."
What to Consider With an Extra-Long Kitchen Island
More prep, seating and storage space? Check. But you’ll need to factor in traffic flow, seams and more when designing a long island
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6 Ways to Rethink the Kitchen Island
When an island would be more hindrance than help, look to these alternative and very stylish kitchen setups
"en an island would be more hindrance than help, look to these alternative and very... kitchen island can be a very functional and beautiful centerpiece of a kitchen design... spaces an island can feel more cumbersome than useful. If you are feeling the urge to... from the island-centric kitchen, check out our bevy of inspiring ideas below.... over an island. I love the idea of using a table as an Island but feel that chairs..."
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Creative Kitchen Islands
Nixing ready made for readily imaginative, these homeowners fashioned kitchen islands after their own hearts
"kitchen islands after their own hearts... often the island. Whether using reclaimed materials from their own construction sites... their islands to suit very individual lifestyles and tastes. Here are 20 great examples... barrel island. So creative!! Old buffet used as an island. Hinged top idea. I love... attached to island I have a 90's island with a high level for eating and low level for... kitchen Island. We couldn't use a big Island so we made our own. We built a base and..."
Inspiring Ideas for Vintage Kitchen Islands
Tired of the same old boxy kitchen island? Look to the past for a functional piece with timeless personality
"kitchen island? Look to the past for a functional piece with timeless personality... with your island. The possibilities range from rustic to finely detailed. Here are a... kitchen islands! Thanks for sharing. Our kitchen island is made from an antique industrial... creating this island the way we envisioned it. A few more factory cart island pics. Finally... back the island with breadboards! Îlot Îlot Our island has an interesting story. This..."
10 Inventive Ideas for Kitchen Islands
Printed glass, intriguing antiques, unexpected angles – these islands show there's no end to creative options in kitchen design
"these islands show there's no end to creative options in kitchen design... kitchen island? There’s no reason to settle for humdrum when you can have vibrant color... kitchen islands will spark your imagination.... for an island http://www.mosaicsyourway.com Reclaimed barn wood kitchen island.... but the island will be red....not fire engine red, more bick red. the island countertop... standard size island, so I took a narrow buffet and converted it to an island. I love the..."
Kitchen Design Fix: How to Fit an Island Into a Small Kitchen
Maximize your cooking prep area and storage even if your kitchen isn't huge with an island sized and styled to fit
"with an island sized and styled to fit... for an island. Of course, available space for an island depends on the particular... efficient island. Small islands can be a functional and beautiful solution — as these... shallow island, for example). So yes, there's an island - but there really isn't... ideas as islands do utilize that open area in the kitchen and you are so correct in... between island and counters is a very bare minimum, 40" or more are optimal especially..."
Kitchen Islands: Pendant Lights Done Right
"light an island is a subject of endless speculation and worry, but it needn't be a subject... over an island, get all the glory and rightly so. Even though every room and lighting... examples of island pendant lights done well:... our new island. I'm trying to position pendants or an island pendant/chandelier over... second island in direct alignment with the large island. The overall look will be... of the island and divide the island into 2 halves, centering the other 2 pendants..."
Get More From Your Kitchen Island
Display, storage, a room divider — make your kitchen island work harder for you with these examples as inspiration
"kitchen island work harder for you with these examples as inspiration... of your island, it’s a great opportunity to make the island serve purposes other than... kitchen islands open directly into another room. If you don’t require seating on that... for an island, consider how it can be used to your advantage, whether it’s incorporating... make your island work harder for you.... boring islands. Kitchen islands Our kitchen island has seating and 15 drawers on..."
Kitchen Solution: The Main Sink in the Island
"in the Island Creates a Super-Efficient Work Area — and Keeps the Cook Centerstage... in the island can save your kitchen layout and functionality. While many people might... examples of islands with sinks. Thank you! When you put the sink in the island and you... in the island. Embracing the concept wholeheartedly I use my benchtop island fully... in the island. surely the zink in the middle of the kitchen / island would only..."
Take a Seat at the New Kitchen-Table Island
"kitchen islands swap storage for a table-like look and more seating... kitchen islands are starting to look an awful lot like kitchen tables. Sure, furni... kitchen island design, but this trend is taking the table idea bit further, with more... these islands do have storage, it's high enough off the ground so you can see under... These islands look and feel more like tables, but for practical purposes, they're... to our island bench in tasmanian oak and I love how it gives the island a more "dining"..."
Which Is for You — Kitchen Table or Island?
Learn about size, storage, lighting and other details to choose the right table for your kitchen and your lifestyle
"without the island. Or could we? While the kitchen island isn’t going away anytime soon... kitchen island has become as de rigueur as energy-efficient appliances. It has rev... village. The island was designed by my architect. The island top is oak and it is stained... around the island for a casual meal. The choice of island versus table would come down... table island is a very practical solution to a small space. Sitting at islands for..."
Double Islands Put Pep in Kitchen Prep
With all that extra space for slicing and dicing, dual islands make even unsavory kitchen tasks palatable
"dual islands make even unsavory kitchen tasks palatable... case of island envy lately — there's no room for one in my 1960s U-shape kitchen. It's... kitchen islands. Not only do they double the prep area, but they also give guests a... these two-island kitchens to learn more about the possibilities. And if you have a pair... pair of islands in your own space, was it worth the splurge? We'd love to know more... two islands in our new house. I love it! The first middle one is a prep island and..."
Pick the Right Pendant for Your Kitchen Island
Don't settle for bland builder-grade pendant lights when you can have your pick of colors and kinds to match your kitchen's style
"includes an island or peninsula. And over most of those islands and peninsulas hang three... over an island, and/or 2) should we put the sink/DW in the island as most of the above... onto the island will feel warmer and will also light the island top better. I have a... kitchen island. Looking to add pendant lights over our very large L-shaped island.... you have island seating/stools on the back side of the island? I get the not wanting..."
Kitchen Layouts: Island or a Peninsula?
"desire an island above all else. Islands are great if you've got the room. They create... vs. the island's four, with one end usually attached to a wall. Sure, there's the kind... for an island? Thoughts? I love it! I'm so glad I didn't fall into the island trap... mentioned an island. Yet I learned from friends homes I visit where islands are forced... have an island results in an obstacle in the middle of the room. A peninsula is a..."