A Big Island traditional-kitchen

A Big Island

The original owners of this house had long surpassed the original kitchens layout and usefulness. 30 years and the changing needs of a kitchen had finally caught up with this otherwise impressive home. The biggest problem with the old kitchen was a large peninsula that angled out into the center of the room, virtually cutting off the breakfast nook from the room and making getting into the pantry and fridge very inefficient.
The new kitchen design uses the long length of the room to it's advantage, by allowing for an extended island which connected the breakfast nook to the kitchen making it all flow together. At just over 11 feet long the homeowner initially had some serious doubts about the proposed islands size, but after some measuring and remeasuring(and some coaxing) she was convinced it would work. And now that it's all done, she couldn't be happier! (and that makes us happy)

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mac_mom added this to more
March 1, 2015
I love this
barmelme added this to Organizing
January 17, 2015
this would be handy for cutting boards
laurehalls added this to Kitchen
August 8, 2014
Hidden very shallow cabinet
rads22 added this to rads22's ideas
May 6, 2014
flat space for oven trays
Kathy Wackerle added this to cabinets
March 26, 2014
storage for racks
msidoc added this to Ideas for Dolphin Bay
March 12, 2014
Convenience of necessary items for oven & preparation.
house2us added this to house2us's ideas
March 9, 2014
Hot pad and gloves out of way.
mardi33 added this to mardi33's ideas
March 8, 2014
Cynthia Allred added this to Kitchens
March 7, 2014
Small spaces can be used to store small items.
susberry added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 7, 2014
budequi added this to Kitchen
March 7, 2014
Clever use of space for awkward cooling rack
raf3 added this to kitchen
March 7, 2014
island storage
kimberlyjane3 added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 24, 2014
For end of island
Shawn Christiansen added this to shawn_christiansen's Ideas
February 24, 2014
Island storage idea
maggietobyphoebe added this to pantry
February 2, 2014
imnatsimple added this to Home
January 26, 2014
extra storage idea
sewnut added this to sewnut's ideas
January 9, 2014
Interesting idea
hollywis added this to Hollywis Favorites
December 11, 2013
Extra space next to trash pullout
graceplus added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 1, 2013
utility cupboard - could you put baking sheets in here?
meraj75 added this to meraj75's ideas
October 29, 2013
momface added this to kitchen
September 27, 2013
great idea for the end of an island or peninsula
mis8sie added this to mis8sie's ideas
September 23, 2013
End of island or cabinet cottage
paulagiddens added this to paulagiddens's Ideas
September 18, 2013
nice use of space
brycejob added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 17, 2013
shallow end cap cabinet
conzuk added this to other kitchen ideas
September 16, 2013
tstaneart57 added this to storage
August 20, 2013
could be at end of counter
joannegauthier added this to joannegauthier's ideas
August 12, 2013
hang my oven mitts
omaconnie added this to Cabinetary ideas
August 7, 2013
erin_sechrist added this to kitchen/fam room
August 2, 2013
End cabinet
tsquared93 added this to Kitchen ideas
July 21, 2013
shallow storage
Vicky added this to 2013 Reno
July 12, 2013
instead of 2nd spice rack
yoandymary added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 7, 2013
skinny things storage
clarkmayfield added this to Kitchen Cabinetry: functionality
July 5, 2013
Shallow cabinets at end of island might work
cinlee44 added this to cinlee44's Ideas
June 15, 2013
extra small storage space
dianakw added this to best kitchen ideas
June 6, 2013
great potential wasted space storage
natashacopelin added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 2, 2013
End storage space
soultanova added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 2, 2013
shallow cabinets
smbhouzz added this to Kitchen Storage
May 2, 2013
Edge of island if i have room - can use for hanging measuring spoons, cutting boards, ??
lamcinnes added this to Kitchen Inspiration
April 19, 2013
shallow cabinet on side of island
drajmason added this to drajmason's Ideas
April 14, 2013
Shallow cupboard
theview added this to kitchen
March 30, 2013
pan storage
appuanju added this to appuanju's Ideas
March 25, 2013
ttollef added this to ttollef's ideas
March 24, 2013
Great use of the end of a cabinet.
Legoria Simmons added this to legoria_simmons's ideas
March 9, 2013
harrisbear added this to refined idea book
March 8, 2013
every space counts
Tara Landis added this to tara_landis's ideas
March 6, 2013
cookie sheet storage!
Jeff Taddeo added this to jeff_taddeo's ideas
March 2, 2013
use of space
2mch2du added this to jacobykd's ideas
March 2, 2013
great place to store cookie sheets and cutting boards
Magda Hassaan added this to magda_hassaan's ideas
February 22, 2013
great idea for full usage of small storing space
flocea added this to flocea's Ideas
February 19, 2013
space for cutting boards
jfnissing added this to jfnissing's ideas
February 4, 2013
marycubs added this to marycubs's ideas
January 23, 2013
hidden door hide cookie sheets
Julie Clevenger added this to cabinet ideas with notes
January 19, 2013
END PANEL-OVEN could work for oven unit
Julie Clevenger added this to island ideas
January 19, 2013
ragsfriend added this to ragsfriend's Ideas
December 30, 2012
Idea for thin small cabinet.
atrutter58 added this to atrutter ideas - kitchen
December 30, 2012
side cabinet on island
kitchenvixen added this to kitchenvixen's ideas
December 16, 2012
Baking Pan Organization
twodamoon added this to twodamoon's ideas
December 10, 2012
Handy storage in the island.
meacosta03 added this to meacosta03's ideas
December 2, 2012
another place to hide items
jelly1 added this to jelly1's Ideas
November 10, 2012
Cookie sheet storage
mjd9119 added this to mjd9119's Ideas
November 7, 2012
curlycarol7 added this to curlycarol7's ideas
October 27, 2012
another great storage solution!
feef62 added this to feef62's ideas
October 26, 2012
Another good storage idea.
peechtchr added this to peechtchr's ideas
October 14, 2012
End of counter shallow cupboard
1haylex added this to 1haylex's Ideas
October 6, 2012
Custom cabinetry
parkco added this to lphil02's ideas
September 30, 2012
end storage
fianlly added this to fianlly's ideas
September 15, 2012
this would be good for mitts and cooling racks
Karolina Wrobel added this to karolina_wrobel's ideas
September 14, 2012
micha01 added this to micha01's ideas
September 9, 2012
Use of island end for storage
mhsanford added this to mhsanford's Favorites
September 3, 2012
22allie added this to Allie Dining Nook
August 25, 2012
Kitchen Storage
yensb added this to yenluna's ideas
August 23, 2012
deannie added this to not favorites
August 21, 2012
themagicbartender added this to themagicbartender's maybe ideas
August 17, 2012
Flat end storage!
sviker added this to sviker's ideas
August 14, 2012
Good idea for side of cabinets
23rgarrett added this to Kitchen
July 22, 2012
Could be good storage
ednidia_loaiza added this to Kitchen ideas
July 8, 2012
Great idea for storage.
triciadiane added this to New House
June 26, 2012
pattylovespurple added this to pattylovespurple's ideas
June 25, 2012
shallow cabinet end of oven
pejay900 added this to pejay900's Favorites
June 1, 2012
Side cabinet
mumsy42 added this to kitchen storage ideas
May 19, 2012
a little bit more storage space
Allie added this to kitchen inspiration
May 14, 2012
side cabinetry
dmkirsch1 added this to amk - kitchen
April 5, 2012
cutting board, oven mitt storage
reemsherif added this to Kitchen
March 7, 2012
celymanansala added this to celymanansala's ideas
February 22, 2012
rack - island w/mittens
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