KitchenTransitional Kitchen, Toronto
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PatienceCustom cabinets can take two months or more to construct, plus a week or more to install. Once you have made all your design and finish choices, you will have to wait. The installation process can be an exciting time, when you actually see the tangible shapes you painstakingly pored over fill your room. Don’t panic during this period. It seems like a long time, and worries can fester, but if you took the time to study this and the other cabinet stories in this series, and found an experienced designer and cabinetmaker to work with, you have done all you can.
Island Light Laney says kitchen islands topped with marble are usually the No. 1 place you will notice etching. “It’s in the center of the kitchen, and it catches the light because you don’t have a backsplash to guard the glare,” she says. Find kitchen island lights on Houzz
In this image you can see how the display cabinets punctuate the room with light. Tip: When deciding on an island size, tape it off on the floor and experiment. "A great deal of time was spent debating the size and function of this island," Meisels says. "We taped off the floor several times, taking great care in measuring the distance from all of the appliances, walls, etcetera. I had the homeowner walk from imaginary fridge to stove to sink just to make sure the 11-foot-long island wouldn’t feel too overwhelming for her." The marble-topped island turned out just right. It has plenty of storage for garbage, recycling, food containers and cookbooks. It also contains a sink, dishwasher and microwave. Out of season kitchenware is stored on the stool side. Pendants: Robert AbbeyMarble: StatuarioStools: Custom-made with Sunbrella fabric from Robert Allen