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Built in wine rack, storage on opposite side, drawers, raised bar and a pop up outlet. We vetoed the microwave in the island, much to our designer's dismay. 🙂

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If you use a drawer microwave it woks great in an island!

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Most islands show 3 bar chairs, nice for decorating but why would I want to

stand while my husband and guests sit? We have many casual meals at our island, I have storage on both sides, and two bar chairs (with comfortable backs!) on each side. This way we can all sit and enjoy. Dimmable overhead lights help with the mood, and I still have lots of storage on both sides. Great article!

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