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hth1

Although I like the concept, the chairs for #4 are either too low or the counter/island is too high - doesn't look comfortable for the average person.

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nlrridge
Great article. I hate the island in my kitchen. It blocks the giant fridge and encourages guests to congregate in the prep/cooking area. The kitchen was designed and installed about 15 years ago. Due to be gutted and redesigned (with my insistent participation) next year.
   
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Lisa Williams

I had a T-shaped island in my kitchen about 15 years ago and I loved it! The "top" part of the T was cabinetry and the "base" of the T was seating on both sides, 2 seats per side, facing each other. It eliminated the need for a kitchen table for casual dining. I did have a separate dining room with a table for 8. One of my favorite homes :)

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