Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
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Modern Kitchen Island modern kitchen
 

Modern Kitchen Island

This kitchen peninsula also serves as a casual dining area where the owners may watch TV. Note the unusual flamed granite countertop, the dramatic faucet, and the oversized single stainless steel sink. (2006-2008)
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jcl88usa wrote:
Size of peninsula - What is the size of the peninsula?
   Comment   December 5, 2013
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90" Long 40" Deep - measurements are approximate
December 14, 2013 at 9:39pm   
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nina Ricks wrote:
What kind of wood are the cabinets made from? - I love the grain in these wood cabinets. What kind of wood is this?
   Comment   November 13, 2013
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Rift sawn oak.
November 15, 2013 at 1:30am   
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mnandell
Nice cabinets. Can you share the cabinet maker?
January 14, 2014 at 8:15am   
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terri1003 wrote:
I want to put this in my Island 6 X 5'5 with 32 sink concerned it may overpower. go Vidgo or Kraus? - I want to put this in my Island 6 X 5'5 with the 32 sink but concerned it may overpower. Also, is it worth the cost?
   Comment   March 31, 2013
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terri1003
I love the Faucet/sink. I want to put in my center kitchen Island but worried is too big for the space...and also wondering which brand Kraus or Vigo?
April 8, 2013 at 11:27am   
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This faucet is neither brand. I am not familiar with the brands you are mentioning. If you are worried that you will find it too big, maybe you should trust your intuition.
April 8, 2013 at 11:29am   
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terri1003 wrote:
I'm considering the sames Kraus double Faucet. Was wondering pro and cons since it is a very large item. - I'm considering the sames Kraus double Faucet. Was wondering pro and cons since it is a very large item.
   Comment   March 31, 2013
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This faucet was by Dornbracht. Very fine quality with a price tag to go along with it.
April 8, 2013 at 11:16am   
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lindareale wrote:
Very practical area. What brand is the dishwasher please?
   Comment   March 3, 2013
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The dishwasher is from Asko. We were gratified to receive first place in Kitchen Design by ASID for this project. The entire free standing house is just over 800 square feet.
March 14, 2013 at 2:41pm   
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christymack wrote:
What brand/type of wine fridge is in this kitchen? Love the design. Thanks!
   Comment   August 26, 2012
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The wine refrigerator is from Sub-Zero , Model 424.
August 30, 2012 at 11:29am   
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ericphx wrote:
what species wood are the cabinets?
   Comment   June 19, 2012
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Quarter-sawn oak
June 22, 2012 at 9:39am   
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cramer4 wrote:
Any idea what type of sink this is?
   Comment   December 29, 2011
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We specified an undermount sink from Franke.
August 22, 2012 at 1:30pm   
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In my opinion, The next evolution in sinks is below.
Notice the seam around drain is gone.
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August 22, 2012 at 1:49pm   
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mom2boys wrote:
Is the TV in the kitchen a good idea or not? I really want it, my hubby is against... We have a big tv in our family room and that's it... Please advise, Thanks!
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I agree with your hubby. I have lived without TV for nearly nine years now and I enjoy life more. I don' t need or miss the drama and negativity that is almost constant on TV. I also prefer to spend time during meals actually having conversations with my family. Pick up a hand craft and work on it while waiting for the water to boil or put a stationary bike in your kitchen, you'll get two things done at once!
August 23, 2012 at 1:10am   
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iPad / tablet / laptop is a great alternative to a TV - it can be moved around according to what space you're not actively using for prep/cooking, and it's very convenient for recipe lookup, or Internet radio in the background.

It's a VERY good idea to have a screen protector, to guard against water splashes and airborne grease. Better yet, a water-resistant case - Lifeproof makes a good one.
August 24, 2012 at 3:45pm   
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to Kitchen Layouts: Island or a Peninsula?
Here you can really see how much space is gained by connecting this peninsula to the wall. If this were an island with circulation on both sides, that wine refrigerator would have to go, plus some. The top, without any counter space on the right of the sink, would be too small to for a comfortable workspace.
Let's start off simply: You can incorporate a smaller wine refrigerator by sacrificing one lower cabinet.
Advantages: Stainless steel sinks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be made very large and deep. Depending on the gauge, stainless steel's durability can stand the test of time. In fact, hot pots and pans can be loaded directly into a stainless steel kitchen sink without damaging its surface. Fragile dishes are also less likely to break when dropped into a stainless steel sink, since it's not as hard as stone. Aesthetically, these sinks allow for cohesiveness in finishes, since so many modern appliances are stainless steel.
Sheridan Interiors, Kitchens and Baths added this to Small Luxuries: Wine Refrigerators Offer Handy Storage
Single-zone refrigeration will work well if you plan to chill just one type of wine. The temperature in a single-zone cooler will vary from the top to the bottom — the larger the refrigerator, the more the temperature will vary. If budget and space are your main concerns, a single-zone refrigerator is your best bet. Plan to store white wines at the bottom, where it's cooler, and red wines at the top. But be aware that temperature variation is not the same from one cooler to the next.

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