Laidlaw Schultz architects
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Kitchen beach-style-kitchen

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August 25, 2013
Dora Tartaglia wrote:
love the chair! Where is it from?
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What stools are those? Love!
    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 10:58PM
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August 25, 2013
webasj wrote:
What material is the raised portion of the island?
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Laidlaw Schultz architects
The raised counter is made of Zinc - hope this helps with your project.
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January 30, 2014
neususan wrote:
How deep is the raised counter ?
January 29, 2014
suelup wrote:
Love the pendants over the table. Would you tell me where you got them
August 7, 2011
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Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to Obsessed With Gray in the Kitchen
This contemporary kitchen is really about the beautiful wood cabinetry and the striking shape of the raised-bar countertop. Even with the cold grayness of the concrete, the counter stills feels like it belongs as a cohesive part of the overall aesthetic. It plays an important role in creating structure around the island, while tying the rest of the room to the kitchen by carrying the flooring materials (and color) through the space.
Jennifer Ott Design added this to Have Your Open Kitchen and Close It Off Too
Raise Your IslandIf it's not so much kids or guests circulating into your kitchen space that bothers you, but more a need to disguise meal-prep messes, try raising the far end of your island. It will give visitors a nice place to perch at while you work at the sink or cooktop, too.

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Chris Avey added this to Kitchens
on Wednesday
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Raised island--- bar seating Hides prep mess visually from the living area
emunzar added this to emunzar's ideas
February 19, 2015
like counter top
laurenadey added this to kitchen
February 16, 2015
Zinc raised counter
Shakha Agrawal added this to An &T
February 15, 2015
raised counetrtop
julietcbryant added this to New
February 12, 2015
Open plan
anniebr21 added this to Kitchen
February 10, 2015
Raised counter at one side
Constructive Builders added this to oak kitchen
February 7, 2015
beams - slat ceiling
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February 6, 2015
high bar to hide mess
southviw added this to southviw's Ideas
February 4, 2015
Surround on kitchen island
Collette Kraft added this to collette_kraft's Ideas
February 3, 2015
kitchen dsign
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January 30, 2015
Raised island
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January 24, 2015
Wood on cabinets
MS Kitchens Inc. added this to mimi ideabook
January 22, 2015
One sided waterfall
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January 22, 2015
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January 20, 2015
waterfall bar top
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January 20, 2015
jampell224 added this to Kitchen
January 18, 2015
No seam in corner
kbraun72 added this to kbraun72's ideas
January 7, 2015
Raised side if island hides mess
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January 5, 2015
Higher bar
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January 3, 2015
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January 1, 2015
Contrast of levels n materials
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January 1, 2015
raised island but still open plan
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January 1, 2015
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December 27, 2014
Raised breakfast bar around edge of island bench
bsldh added this to Dining Room Ideas
December 21, 2014
Viewed from outside the kitchen, a raised island will block the view to the kitchen work surfaces.
kchastain20 added this to kchastain20's Ideas
December 19, 2014
Counter bar
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December 18, 2014
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December 13, 2014
Raised island helps visually block busy prepping
csboesler added this to Kitchen
December 12, 2014
Raised Bar
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December 10, 2014
Raised island ledge
send2doreen added this to Kitchen
November 28, 2014
Open kitchen with limited access/view to island and a storage wall - nice!
remahenry added this to remahenry's Ideas
November 28, 2014
Angle breakfast bar
sj722 added this to sj722's ideas
November 27, 2014
kitchen island
Pedro Brandão added this to webuser_98750463's ideas
November 20, 2014
Amanda Angha added this to kitchen remodel
November 16, 2014
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November 15, 2014
hide the kitchen mess with raised island?
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November 9, 2014
Raised island
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November 6, 2014
Not this bench but partial block
tsuen added this to boey's bach/pad
November 1, 2014
island design
nashveg added this to kitchen
October 31, 2014
Raised island to hide cooking mess? I like how they did this with the sides coming down & forming the top counter around the cabinets.
monacro added this to Kitchen
October 29, 2014
Raised island counter on dining room side; add uppers.
tamisdreamkitchen added this to tamisdreamkitchen's Ideas
October 28, 2014
Cool counter. Would work in our design
shanajanoff added this to shanajanoff's Ideas
October 26, 2014
Simplicity. What kind of wood grain is this?
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October 26, 2014
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October 25, 2014
Raised bar
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October 21, 2014
Kitchen barrier--perpendicular island with raised counter
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October 19, 2014
Multi height island. Yes!!
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October 12, 2014
Open kitchen but raised counter
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October 6, 2014
the bar
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October 1, 2014
Raised counter to block mess
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September 30, 2014
Wood beams
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September 28, 2014
Raised bar top & pendant lighting
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September 23, 2014
shows raised barrier well
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September 23, 2014
raised area around island conceals mess of food preparation
Carol Conell added this to kitchen
September 21, 2014
hide kitchen mess
katemoreno added this to katemoreno's Ideas
September 21, 2014
Raised rim around penninsula. Not the style. Just the idea.
Fine Art and Design by Jaime added this to merrily Orsini
September 14, 2014
Raised bar to hide workings of kitchen
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September 11, 2014
Another example of an island with a sit-up counter that creates a back splash and has power in the back splash
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September 8, 2014
beams and island idea
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September 8, 2014
counter idea
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September 7, 2014
Good idea to raise island
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September 7, 2014
Raised kitchen island
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September 1, 2014
Two levels on island
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August 31, 2014
Raised counter and side sitting
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August 30, 2014
two level counter island
janicegasking added this to Kitchen 35
August 28, 2014
nice breakfast bar
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August 24, 2014
gray kitchen w/wood. and the flos lights over DR table
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August 24, 2014
Concrete countertops
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August 23, 2014
Raised edge of island
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August 21, 2014
Kitchen Island
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August 15, 2014
Raised edge to hide the mess
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August 15, 2014
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August 12, 2014
I'm starting to get partial to a wood counter. IF they can make it strong & resistant enough, might it open up some options?
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August 12, 2014
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August 11, 2014
Love this kitchen. Would work for our house
megske added this to kitchen fireplace
August 9, 2014
Nice boarder
kamato25 added this to chefs kitchen ideas
August 9, 2014
Like the island raised bar
cjbrindle added this to kitchen
August 5, 2014
Raised island edges to disguise prep space (hide mess)
bethmeiyen added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 5, 2014
raised island - L shape
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July 29, 2014
partially raised
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July 27, 2014
Island n side table (higher)
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July 26, 2014
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July 23, 2014
this would be too contemporary for Patrick, but LOVE the idea of a different sort of line for the breakfast bar/different material...
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July 19, 2014
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July 17, 2014
Katherine Lee added this to katherine_lee1535126's ideas
July 16, 2014
the idea of raising the island is absolute brilliant.
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July 9, 2014
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Paula Farrell added this to paula_farrell's ideas
July 7, 2014
Ugly, but raised idea
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July 6, 2014
Raised bench to cover mess
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July 6, 2014
height and change of eating bar
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July 2, 2014
Mixed materials for counter/ cabinets
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July 2, 2014
foto tipo de separacion de la isla y su coleccione cocina y comedor
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June 30, 2014
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June 29, 2014
Open Beams
Ann Kondracki added this to Kitchen island
June 16, 2014
I like the raised back
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June 15, 2014
raise one end of island to hide mess from dining room
Kevin Pearce added this to Kitchen
June 15, 2014
raised island, ceiling
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June 15, 2014
Gray wood kitchen
Kaj Johnson added this to Kaj Johnson's Ideas
June 14, 2014
The bar on the island....
bghxox added this to open plan
June 12, 2014
Raised end of island blocks view
rlaulainen added this to House Remodel
June 11, 2014
Perfect way to hide the inevitable counter mess from the front entryway area. Plus it promotes people hanging out with me while I cook.
scanmod added this to kitchen
June 11, 2014
hid prep area
Claire Boan added this to claire_boan's ideas
June 9, 2014
I like this, with the bar being wider on the guest side
mike168 added this to mike168's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Raised island..
knittrrgrrl added this to Reno - Kitchen
June 6, 2014
tiered island
romka added this to romka's ideas
June 4, 2014
bar area
akikokimoto added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 1, 2014
Beam, island in the kitchen
carroty added this to carroty's Ideas
June 1, 2014
Raised lip, hides mess, bar for the boys, end sitting
Ann Umphres added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 30, 2014
Cabinets, island, two tones
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May 27, 2014
I like that the bar is raised so I could use the part we cut down and make an island for food prep and rolling pins, etc. without being messy to the open area. I have little counter space. Super annoying.
Linda Armstrong added this to linda_armstrong8716211's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Island perch to hide mess
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May 22, 2014
Emily Fryer added this to emily's kitchen/living
May 21, 2014
Raised bar...made from zinc
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May 21, 2014
alexislanglois added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 18, 2014
Comptoir sureleve pour eviter de voir le bordel quand on mange
lilechka_10 added this to liliya's new kitchen
May 17, 2014
Open kitchen
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May 16, 2014
Raised counter bar style...
tonymosh added this to tonymosh's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Tru Builders LLC added this to Kitchen
May 13, 2014
Elevated portion of island.
nicdgee added this to nicdgee's Ideas
May 12, 2014
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May 12, 2014
tiered counter
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May 10, 2014
Raised end of island in open kitchen
nitasein added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 10, 2014
Raised island hidng sink
christinewe added this to Kitchen ideas for Gary
May 7, 2014
concrete for raised part of island?
dorothyfahey added this to dorothyfahey's ideas
May 7, 2014
Raise the island
viewhouse added this to Interior Concepts
May 5, 2014
L-shaped bar around island (don't like this color scheme)
hotmoca added this to hotmoca's Ideas
May 5, 2014
yvonne_foster added this to kitchen
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Raised bar
Luke McGlynn added this to Luke McGlynn's Ideas
May 2, 2014
Compact usability, clean lines
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May 2, 2014
Bench top
oppjb added this to oppjb's Ideas
May 1, 2014
Two area island
brodskyjm added this to Finishes
April 29, 2014
raised section of kitchen center island?
skifreak added this to Kitchen ideas
April 28, 2014
ruthbilefsky added this to ruthbilefsky's Ideas
April 28, 2014
raised island hides kitchen prep messes
bettyberger added this to contadora kitchen
April 27, 2014
two-level counter, but mistake to have the sink facing guests, should be cooktop
julie083 added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 27, 2014
raised island
louieheltzel added this to Ellen's ideas
April 27, 2014
This is a cool concept for a kitchen counter that doubles as work area and place to dine.
cjdyess added this to cjdyess's ideas
April 27, 2014
Two different floors. Bamboo cabinets. Two counter heights
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April 26, 2014
racheltg added this to racheltg's kitchen
April 25, 2014
higher counter
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April 25, 2014
a need to disguise meal-prep messes, try raising the far end of your island. It will give visitors a nice place to perch at while you work at the sink or cooktop,
jshanoff added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 25, 2014
Raised island for eating area. Separate from kitchen prep space.
Luis Gutiérrez added this to webuser_2029253's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Isla desayunador
colleen6607 added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 22, 2014
Like the idea of blocking off guests. It drives me nuts when people enter my kitchen because there isn't enough space.
agpelc added this to agpelc's Ideas
April 21, 2014
raised island
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April 20, 2014
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April 20, 2014
workspace and thin counter for Gunni
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April 20, 2014
2 level counter with sink
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April 19, 2014
Raised far end of kitchen. waterfall counters. colors of beams, cabinets, door trim and floors.
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April 18, 2014
depth of sink area
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April 17, 2014
Raising the counter edge, so some of the mess is hidden on the real (lower) counter
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April 16, 2014
raised bar
Ingrid Argueta added this to exposed beams
April 15, 2014
Neutral tones and exposed ceiling beams as an idea-
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Elevated counter tops
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April 14, 2014
split level island
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April 14, 2014
open it right up?
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April 13, 2014
Kitchen peninsula with sink
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April 12, 2014
partially raised counter height
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disguising prep area
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Raised Countertop
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raised counter
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Bloc et coi n
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Finishing of island
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April 2, 2014
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April 2, 2014
the way the upper counter goes around the island.
menal added this to mena's ideas
April 2, 2014
a way to add more bench space to kitchen w/out island
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April 2, 2014
Raised Island
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April 2, 2014
layout of space
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April 2, 2014
works for sight lines from dining area and for breakfast counter a LR end
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April 2, 2014
Counter stools on end and then a banquet
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April 2, 2014
Raised island edge
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raised island
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March 31, 2014
Takaras som konyha
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March 31, 2014
space, layout, wall units
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March 31, 2014
raised island
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March 30, 2014
bi level island
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March 30, 2014
raised bar -- but use interesting wood
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March 30, 2014
Raised end of island gives visitors a nice place to perch while I work at the sink or cooktop.
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