Spring Kitchen , San Francisco
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5. MacGyver-style island. Instead of lining up everything galley style, try opening up the room and putting all of the necessities in a compact all-in-one island. The custom island shown here contains a sink, a stove, a range, prep space, storage for pots and pans, knives, spices and garbage. As if that weren’t enough, the opposite side has space for a few people to perch on stools.
Specialized storage doesn't hurt either. This super island makes putting dishes and supplies away after a big meal instantly less stressful. Tell us: What kitchen feature makes cooking and cleaning less stressful for you and your partner?
The space-saving island design is Gainer's favorite thing about the kitchen. The top drawer is a knife rack and the third drawer has a pot-lid rack with adjustable steel rods, which he designed. The space between the sink and the cabinet walls was just big enough for Gainer to put in a drawer for tall bottles of olive oil and other cooking essentials. The apron front of the sink is actually a tilt-out tray to keep items handy, and there's a custom swing-out trash can for easy cleanup.