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Kitchen Island

Kitchen island with suspended shelves above. Photos by Linda Svendsen.
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January 28, 2014
Karen wrote:
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Hi Karen -- The island top is 51" x 110", sink is 24" in a 30" cabinet, and range is 30" w.
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Karen
Thank you!
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June 28, 2013
Matt Francis wrote:
What make and model is the range hood?
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Rangecraft "Stack". I think they're in NJ.
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February 17, 2013
pdrumgoole wrote:
metal chairs around dining table are great. where did they come?
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littlemissmama
What brand of cork floors?
   February 24, 2013 at 12:34AM
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It's from APC Cork Inc, 7/16" planks.
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November 30, 2012
jasonw wrote:
what kind of countertop is on the island
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   December 2, 2012 at 5:16PM
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September 8, 2012
sclogan wrote:
really?? - This is amazing. Put up your profile and info. This is an awesome use of space. I am impressed with the functional advantages as well as the thought to space and natural views. Great job!!!!! This kitchen rocks.
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ppakoe
so how do you retrieve things from the top shelves over the island?
   April 13, 2014 at 1:45PM
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The less often we need something, the higher the shelf it sits on. I stand on a chair or stool for the top shelf -- for the once every year or so we need the what-ever-it-is. Of course the alternative would have been to leave off the top shelves and do without the display items, but then your eye wouldn't be drawn up to the 11-foot ceiling height so well.
   April 14, 2014 at 7:50AM
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May 14, 2012
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georgiac
I would check out Rejuvenation.com,on line or if your lucky enough to have one of their stores close by. Fantastic place and they do custom pieces also. The "Blue Pointe" fixture is to die for and it has multiple arms. Good Luck,Georgia
   May 26, 2012 at 6:44PM
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THANKS!
   May 27, 2012 at 1:15PM
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May 9, 2012
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The vertical tubes supporting the shelves are stainless. The base cabinet drawer pulls actually came only in brass, from India, found at Hendley Hardware in SF. I had them plated by the only guy I could find who could work with the slightly warmer-colored trivalent chrome, instead of the notoriously toxic hexavalent type.
   May 9, 2012 at 8:04AM
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May 7, 2012
amyy wrote:
Where can I buy the barstool?
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Got that a while ago at Cost Plus -- worldmarket.com -- but not sure if they still have them.
   May 7, 2012 at 2:43PM
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April 22, 2012
tdobester wrote:
What floor is this?
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12"x36" tongue&groove cork planks (not the kind with a top veneer), water-based polyurethane finish.
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April 19, 2012
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hyunaham
Thank you!
   September 4, 2014 at 12:07PM
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hyunaham
One more question - are the shelves all solid wood? My carpenter says the sold wood will not be stable for shelves. He suggested to use 3/4" veneer and make a face with real wood. I am not sure if it is a good idea. I really want to have real sold wood as shelves over counter in the kitchen. Your advice will be appreciated.
   September 4, 2014 at 12:32PM
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Gainer took out a wall between the kitchen and dining rooms to merge the spaces. The salvaged Douglas fir shelves come from the original 120-year-old wall, making the kitchen and historic home more cohesive. These shelves, the cork flooring and the paper-based countertops will all ding, dent and darken over time to meld with the home's old charm. Gainer found the antique chandelier and made two kitchen pendants to match. Found parts from Ohmega Salvage and the hardware store help tie the kitchen and dining area together. The large steel post in front of the island serves as a structural support beam in the ceiling and acts as a conduit for the shelf lights' wiring. Metalwork: Wendell Jones; sheet metal (except hood): stainless steel, Pacific Coast Stainless
Vanessa Brunner added this to How to Design a Kitchen Island
3. How much storage do you need?A lot of this depends on your kitchen layout. If you have space for a lot of cabinetry in the kitchen, island storage may not be a priority. If this is to be your main prep area, the sink and other appliances may have to come first, but try to make room for prep utensils and cutting boards near the sink. "Typically, two 24-inch base cabinets back to back will accommodate most under-island functions," says Justrich. "But make sure that your island isn't too big, with extra space in the middle." Ahmann suggests making your island 3 feet wide, as that tends to look best — although sometimes a width of 2 feet is the best fit. The length can be as few as 4 feet, but he suggests planning for at least 7 feet if you need to accommodate a sink, a dishwasher and a cooktop.
17. Historic Queen Anne RenovationWhile Geoffrey Gainer's Queen Anne needed a new kitchen, he didn't want a faux old-fashioned or disjointed modern style to replace it. Instead, Gainer merged the kitchen and dining room, using Douglas fir shelves, cork flooring and paper-based countertops that will all show signs of gentle wear. Over time, this new kitchen will start to blend with the home's older bones.
"Everything in moderation ... including moderation."Do you love having all the things you adore close at hand? Go for it. There's no rule that says you have to be a minimalist. Set up your kitchen as a place where you can get your work done and have all the things you love around you.See the rest of this kitchen
Kathryn Peltier Design added this to Get More From Your Kitchen Island
Although this island also has shelves below, the real eye catcher is the ceiling-hung shelves, which create a bright, casual cookware display. What a visual feast for diners!

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