Lake HouseBeach Style Kitchen, Atlanta
Architect of Record: Summerour & Associates
Interior Designer: Yvonne McFadden
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Add the right amount of rustic style. At this cozy lake home in South Carolina, reclaimed-oak counters have been planed and finished for a clean look, warmed by all of the rich tones in the wood.Be aware that when using reclaimed wood on countertops, you’ll have to refinish them every few years, particularly around the sink. You’ll also have to keep on top of any splashes or standing water, something that is not a concern with most other types of countertops. If you are mixing wood with more durable stone countertops, try to use the more durable surfaces around the sinks and in spots where you’ll be setting down hot cookware. See the rest of this home
Sustainability: Stainless steel is easily recycled and repurposed. Steel is the number-one recycled material in the United States, so it's easy to find stainless steel sinks made from recycled materials.
2. What appliances do you need in your kitchen island?If you’ve decided you want to integrate appliances into your kitchen island, you need to plan for function as well as spacing. “If the main sink is in the island, you’ll need a dishwasher and have to decide if the dishwasher is to the right or the left of your sink,” says Justrich. If this is going to be your main prep area, you’ll need trash, recycling and compost areas nearby, too. How big is your kitchen? If you have a large kitchen and your refrigerator isn’t near the island, you may want a smaller undercounter refrigerator nearby. If you’re installing a cooktop, take the space needed for an exhaust vent or hood into account. Make a list of everything you want in your kitchen island, in order of priority. You may not be able to get everything in your island, but try to get at least your top five features.Shop: Browse thousands of major kitchen appliances
An open floor plan gives this home a more contemporary feel and makes family socializing and occasional entertaining easy and natural. The kitchen is in the same great room as the dining room and the living room, making it the perfect place for a party.Island countertop: Reclaimed White OakCabinetry: CustomChandelier: Bobo Intriguing Objects