Monday, January 11, 2016 / by Angela Hunter
Kitchen Islands With Furniture Style
Break the mold with these nontraditional kitchen islands
Here are a few ideas to get you started. Take a look:
While the original doors, hardware and finish were left untouched, a custom piece was built to cover the unfinished back side of the buffet. Architect Carol Sundstrom of Rom architecture studio says they made the granite countertop removable to preserve the integrity.
Walesch had the 6-foot-long piece shortened by a cabinetmaker and fitted with a tough glass top. The 16 pullout drawers offer easy access to utensils and dishware.
DeBruyn says she overcame the piece’s lack of cabinets with mindful planning throughout the rest of her cottage-style kitchen. She used the shelf on the turned-leg base for colorful accessories that contrast the kitchen’s white cabinets and backsplash.
How much room do you need for a kitchen island?
10. Lab table. This minimalist kitchen experiments with an old science-lab table; the piece has been repurposed as a dining table and an industrial island. Look closely enough and you can see the original Bunsen burner fittings on the base beam.