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Our Island Retreat beach-style-kitchen

Our Island Retreat

View from the Living Room to the Kitchen

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laraj68 wrote:
Table - Love the size of the table! Where is it from?
   Comment   October 14, 2013
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this table is 6 foot square, we purchased it at Caban back in the day, it's solid teak and was meant to be an outdoor table, but it's perfect in this space
December 7, 2013 at 1:02PM   
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damicdl wrote:
Where can I get the wood in the basket on the table? Type of wood?
   Comment   September 30, 2013
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this is from's years old, but they tend to have a selection readily available
December 7, 2013 at 1:04PM   
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It's called drift wood. We find it on the beach where I live in wisconsin. It's really light weight and can be used to craft with.
December 18, 2013 at 9:34PM   
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mbeinner wrote:
I love the chairs. Would you mind sharing who makes them?
   Comment   June 19, 2013
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These were from Moe's Home Furnishings in Vancouver, BC
June 24, 2013 at 8:04PM   
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pegsupdatedhouse wrote:
What type of stove ?
   Comment   June 16, 2013
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Maytag...all appliances from Sears as they deliver to anywhere in Canada for free, including on the Islands
June 24, 2013 at 8:05PM   
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Where could I buy this light shades in Australia ?
July 7, 2013 at 7:59PM   
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chelms1946 wrote:
Red star? - Where can I buy the star on the walk?
   Comment   March 29, 2013
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Contact "Off Her Rocker" mercantile in Nederland Colorado for a similar but more rustic version. Available in several colors!
April 2, 2013 at 3:16AM   
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We found this in the Home Hardware, it had a snowman and snowflakes painted on it, we sanded it, primed it and painted it orange
April 7, 2013 at 2:33PM     
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msypea wrote:
Island countertop? - Sensational home, btw. XO
   Comment   March 14, 2013
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stainless steel custom from Quest Metal in Vancouver, thanks for the compliment
April 7, 2013 at 2:36PM   
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lmwright wrote:
What are the dimensions of this space?
   Comment   March 1, 2013
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The room is 18 feet wide and about 60 feet long
March 2, 2013 at 9:08AM   
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Jeanelle Echols wrote:
Giant Fork & Spoon? Where I might find it?
   Comment   February 21, 2013
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Pier 1
February 25, 2013 at 4:37PM   
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I bought the giant fork and spoon from pier one imports. Think they were less than $100 each. Watch for scratches though, they might offer a discount if they are scratched that's what they did for mine.
December 18, 2013 at 9:36PM   
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lorraineb1 wrote:
Cabinets - Tell us, does the island have cabinet storage, since the uppers were removed? Nice clean look...not sure why the two floors are different, though. My only critique! It's really adorable. LOVE the lamp on the island.
   Comment   February 20, 2013
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The island has boxes for storage on the opposite side of the firewood. The counter tops are 30 inches deep to allow for deep drawers for extra storage. There is an open pantry to the right for pots and pans. We try to buy fresh food most days so don't need a ton of storage. The floor, and it's bewildering choice of colors came with the house. It is our plan to replace the tiled floor this summer with a simple charcoal ceramic tile.
February 20, 2013 at 9:06AM   
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marcelite wrote:
Refrigerator? - Beautiful Space...Do you have a pantry area off to the right or do you have a counter height(euro sized)?
   Comment   February 20, 2013
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There is a pantry on the right, and the counters are 30 inches deep to allow more storage in the drawers below
February 20, 2013 at 8:47AM   
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Carla wrote:
chandelier - could you please tell me the name of this chandelier, and where I might find it? Thank you!
     Comment   February 3, 2013
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Lovely kitchen. Are the kitchen stools available somewhere for purchase?
July 10, 2013 at 11:37AM   
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These are vintage, and we lucked into a set of 6. You might be able to find something similar. Try doing a google image search for vintage metal bar stools, and see if you can locate something similar.
July 11, 2013 at 3:04PM   
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Johnson and McLeod were champing at the bit to start realizing their vision; they began demolishing walls the day they took possession of the house. "As in all of our work, we focus on increasing light and opening up longer sight lines," McLeod says. "To that end we tore down the wall between the kitchen and main living room, creating one huge space."One of their many DIY projects includes the combination kitchen island and wood stacker, which divides the kitchen space from the dining area.
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No. 4. A 15-minute floatplane ride whisks Ian McLeod and Kerry Johnson to their dream cottage on an island near Vancouver. See the full tour: Creative Design Moves Rescue an Island Cottage
AFTER: Taking down one wall and framing out the opening changed the look of the room without drastically altering the architecture. The pair added a cool modern island, painted the walls bright white, replaced the cabinets with budget-friendly ones and added fresh furniture and lighting. These simple changes allowed them to leave the floors, ceiling and basic shape of the room the same. See more of this house

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