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Kitchen Island

Kitchen island with suspended shelves above. Photos by Linda Svendsen.
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Karen wrote:
Amazing island! - Could you tell me it's dimensions and the size of the sink and range? Thank you!
   Comment   January 28, 2014
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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.
February 4, 2014 at 12:27pm     
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Karen
Thank you!
February 4, 2014 at 4:51pm     
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Matt Francis wrote:
What make and model is the range hood?
   Comment   June 28, 2013
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Rangecraft "Stack". I think they're in NJ.
June 28, 2013 at 11:49am     
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pdrumgoole wrote:
metal chairs around dining table are great. where did they come?
   Comment   February 17, 2013
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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.
February 24, 2013 at 9:23am     
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jasonw wrote:
what kind of countertop is on the island
   Comment   November 30, 2012
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December 2, 2012 at 5:16pm   
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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.
   Comment   September 8, 2012
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ppakoe
so how do you retrieve things from the top shelves over the island?
on Sunday 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.
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trg234 wrote:
Light fixture over table - I love the multi-armed light fixture over the table. Who is the manufacturer and where can it be purchased?
   Comment   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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jwgill wrote:
emmabailey - Love kitchen looking for pol nickel hardware ?
   Comment   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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amyy wrote:
Where can I buy the barstool?
   Comment   May 7, 2012
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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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tdobester wrote:
What floor is this?
   Comment   April 22, 2012
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12"x36" tongue&groove cork planks (not the kind with a top veneer), water-based polyurethane finish.
April 23, 2012 at 10:59am     
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ildikogritsayenko wrote:
Dining table - Hello, Could you please tell me where can I purchase the dining table? Thank you.
   Comment   April 19, 2012
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Nice work and thanks for the reply!
April 19, 2012 at 1:59pm   
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I love the shelves , really nice.
April 19, 2012 at 2:46pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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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shollebeek added this to shollebeek's Ideas
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Cool shelves.
fickamig added this to fickamig's Ideas
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like the foot rest and stool with room for shelves at your feet
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Island shelving
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Island bench storage
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Cool island
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Hanging shelves in the kitchen.
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storage cabinet
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Island storage
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Cookbooks in island
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kitchen
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Sink and cook top as well as space for prep and other activities on the island bench
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Ceiling hung shelves accomodating vent fan
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Shelving solution
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ilot
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open shelves to the max.
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Like the convenience of availability, but not practical in earthquake country.
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Too much clutter on display
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like foot rail
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Grönt
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Crazy awesome open shelving!
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Floor/counter
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Cabinets color
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here the stove is looking out, hood is present but shelves create a barrier without making a wall
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interesting shelves and island
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April 7, 2014
open shelving
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Like the combo of materials. Too cluttered, but appealing elements
Jacolize Engelbrecht added this to Ekhaya
April 7, 2014
The kitchen is one of the most complicated spaces to design in a house — Start with asking yourself ,do I want a comfortable kitchen? Often I see kitchen islands that were designed for the magazine...
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hood
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Open shelves!!!
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Interesting idea but are ceilings to high to get stuff?
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island with shelves
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Shelving
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Kitchen island working hard. Breakfast bar plus storage
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Love the under island shelves & hanging shelves
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fixtures over table and counter
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bookshelves under seating side of island
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April 2, 2014
Island has cooktop, prep sink AND prep area. Ours will be deeper, so more space for sitting.
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Ceiling to floor racks
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BARSTOOL
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a cook's kitchen island w/open upper storage space
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lvoe this island bench and the shelving above it, colourful, and interesting
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island
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I like this island too.
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cuisine
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open storage in a kitchen island
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Open kitchen, no closed cupboards
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open shelves above island bench
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wood/steel shelving
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Get More From Your Kitchen Island
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Open shelves and bar foot rest
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Island
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shelving in island
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hmm would this work in my kitchen?
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Narrow, long island with books shelves and space for stools
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kombuis Lornel
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opens into a "sunroom"
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island
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Get storage out of your island
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March 31, 2014
cookbook storage in the island
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March 31, 2014
The creat[ve space above the island is a great idea!
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See-through shelving
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Floating shelves
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Open storage
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instead of a wall or cabinets
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CENTER STORAGE AREA
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March 30, 2014
foot rest
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March 30, 2014
hang the shelves from chain or wire, then short shelf. Start with table like this, no doors on center
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March 30, 2014
I love the extra storage from the shelves above and below the counter
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March 30, 2014
the overall look
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Shelves might be nice.
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island
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kitchen island
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good addition of space with shelves over island
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Shelves
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different color island
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lots of storage
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shelving above island
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above island storage?
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open shelving
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bert kitchen
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i like this island
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suspended shelves
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Hanging shelves
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Kitchen island with open shelving
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open shelving pierced by vent; bookshelves in island
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Shelves
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open shelves suspended from ceiling
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Thanks
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March 30, 2014
how deep are island cabinets. perhaps shlves instead?
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island, hanging shelves, storage
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March 29, 2014
Just so cool!
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Load bearing shelf wall. To display cookware.
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Shelves
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shelves on walls and above island
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Open display shelves
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This is a very unique and beautiful kitchen.
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shelves
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Ceiling hung shelves
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I like the small shelf for feet. I am always looking for someplace to rest mine on!
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Support beam.
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Island shelves
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island storage
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Chairs
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Shelves above vent
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Storage under island
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love the island but not the shelving above
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Ceiling hung shelving
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island storage
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Dirty kitchen shelving
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purposeful wall
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Open shelves
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shelves for cookbooks and other adhoc items under seating area
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Over the island shelves / around hood
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Kitchen island
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Storage
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Shelves under island...
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Good idea
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bookshelves siding an island
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Great island idea
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The shelving in the island
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island shelves
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Open island.
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I love the shelving in the kitchen!
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March 25, 2014
i really like this island, it is creative and arty and adds fun and colour to the room - it is also a very useful way to store things like pots and pans etc. - it also provides a nice divide between the kitchen and dining area
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Kitchen display
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Shelves
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Suspended shelves
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I like the island bench with lots of shelves but nothing else
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Malcolm's stuff
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open shelving
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Interesting (but busy) shelving
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wood fronts to shelves to blend with wood pan rack rails & wooden floating shelves
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i don't mind a think white pole
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Shelving over island
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Add'l storage in island
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love!
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Shelves design
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hanging shelves with a pole
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Color of kitchen cabinets
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durvis un tuuliit blakus logs
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cocina estantes
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Pete lilies it
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Nice
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I like the open shelving
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March 7, 2014
Love all the open shelving and supsending from ceiling
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March 7, 2014
Kind of like the foot railing in this photo.
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I like the table and chairs.
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VERY NICE!
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la idea de la alacena
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Island
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open island & cork floor
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Hitchen
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Exhaust hood over island
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Shelving around hood
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Open bar, floor
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Multi use of shelves
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Seating/stool. Footrail. Shelving above island.
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Love the open bookshelves under the counter that face onto the dinning room
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stool
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7 feet Long 3 feet wode
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island in the kitchen
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instead of fireplace & fireplace wall?
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open book shelf
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interesting integration of the hood
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February 26, 2014
Look at all that storage! Beautiful!
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February 26, 2014
Could be a cool idea but the ceilings in our house are not high enough for this.
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island storage
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Open shelves
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suspended shelves
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Isla central
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Open shelves
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Roomdivider
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February 23, 2014
open shelves in island, posts at end of island with shelves
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the useful ammount of storage a small space can create from floor to ceiling, especially high ceiling.
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February 21, 2014
perfect cabinet color
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February 20, 2014
Everything!
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February 19, 2014
Makes me think that our wall paper is not all bad. We need to up-grade our lights and accents.
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