Creative Kitchen Islands: We Have a Winner! - Fine Homebuilding

previous
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
next


Creative Kitchen Islands: We Have a Winner!

comments (0) November 20th, 2009 in Blogs

It almost seems as though there was a running theme with the entries we received for our Creative Kitchen Islands Challenge. Most folks tossed aside the typical square corners, incorporating lots of curves and organic shapes into their designs. This made picking a winner somewhat difficult but in the end, there could be only one. And that one turns out to be msinger's "Curvy Kitchen Island."

In making the final selection, our crew of editors pointed out several design elements that set this unique kitchen island apart.

• Unique Curves
• A blend of different wood species and materials like glass.
• The hexagonal solid butcher block top
• Delicately dovetailed drawers

But Singer's wasn't the only island that drew attention. Below are three pieces that deserve honorable mention for their unique design elements and skillful execution.

• AxiosArchitect's "Sagamore Island" incorporates a graceful curve into its top and a unique glass design element that allows "foodies" to set cookbooks on the counter without worrying about spills or stains.

• Simmonsquality's "A Slate Above the Rest" incorporates a piece of beautiful slate "rescued by the homeowner from the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island."

• Lancepoo's simply named "Kitchen Island" offers a deceptively simple design. At first site, the island seems like a somewhat straightforward quarter-circle. Upon closer inspection however, one notices that the island's curves are carried straight through to the doors and drawers.

Sagamore Island

A Slate Above the Rest

Kitchen Island

Sagamore Island   A Slate Above the Rest   Kitchen Island

Be sure to enter our latest gallery contest, "Best Built-ins & Cabinets" for a chance to win one of three prize packages from Stanley Tools!


posted in: Blogs, contest, Kitchen island

Comments (0)

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.