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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?
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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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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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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Info about sizing an island.
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too busy
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shelving integrated above the island
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Gorgeous open storage
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I like and dislike some things about this photo! Love how cozy and busy the kitchen feels, but dislike how occupied it is with kitchenware.
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open shelving over island
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open idea for wall between staircase and kitchen (too busy for our application, but general idea.)
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open shelving kitchen island - interesting, simple
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porch off side
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cool space ideas
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Range hood
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storage and seating on the same side
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Slate looking island with pedestal legs. Might be good for open space.
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Island has sink as well as cooktop
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shelving is awesome. The height gives so much grandeur
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Cooks kitchen I'd be able to accommodate all my equipment. Bit hectic though maybe?
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Open shelving
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colors
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like this hood and idea of open shelving floating maybe under sky light but not this much
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storage books under island room off kitchen with windows
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Hooded island range
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floor & countertops
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Intense, but kinda cool
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Like the shelves as a divider?
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Kitchen shelving
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Hood
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Space saver awesome
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ventana al lado de la puerta de entrada repisa para libros
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richlite countertop? island
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Shelving around hood
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island storage
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Shelf unit over island
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Кухня
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I like the shelves and footrest on the island
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island
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Table and shelves
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Great storage above island for narrow spaces
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Chairs
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funky and fun
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Librero aajo de barra
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green, black, warm brown
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visual interest
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Bookshelves in island
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see above the island
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Storage
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Island. Like the foot rest and open shelves
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range, sink and storage!
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Island shelves..
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Pretty flowers
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Fill kitchen open space
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open shelving above the island
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Like the rail
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Love this Kitchen's theme
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extra space above island
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free standing
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Just the island
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Open shells .... Can u reach.
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Island on legs for lighter look
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Open shelves but I don't want the shelves open on the dining room side
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island size?
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polica
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cork floor
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Isle shelves
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Isla...abiertos los estantes
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suspended shelves ?
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The hood. If we decide to minimalist the hood in order to preserve the view this would work.
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Art
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Cookbooks in island
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Green cabinets
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Storage in island
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island
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open storage...but can look cluttered if not neat
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hanging shelf
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the color of the island
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Fun storage idea!
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hanging shelves and the island design
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Shelves
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Island
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Display
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Like no doors beloew
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Color cans
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Cool shelves.
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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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Shelves room divider, this is way too cluttered tho..
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Hanging shelves in the kitchen.
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storage cabinet
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Cookbooks in island
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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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Floating stuff
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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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Colgador
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Too much clutter on display
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Look
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like foot rail, but not grill in island
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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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open shelving
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Like the combo of materials. Too cluttered, but appealing elements
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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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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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I like this island too.
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Open kitchen, no closed cupboards
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