New Island Opens up Kitchencomments (0) October 27th, 2009 in Project Gallery
This new kitchen island replaced a perpendicular peninsula that closed the kitchen off from the adjacent living areas. By rotating the island orientation, we were able to open up and unify the spaces with long, unobstructed sight lines and effortless traffic flow between the living, kitchen and dining areas. In the progress picture you will notice we were able to retain much of the existing tile floor and purchase replacement tiles to infill the areas of construction. This 2-tiered island houses the sink, dishwasher and microwave.
Doors, drawers and finished panels are sustainably harvested clear alder with an autumn stain and mocha glaze. Cabinet boxes are formaldehyde free melamine. All components are finished with a water-based low VOC finish. Counter is granite.
Design or Plan used: My own design - MAK Design + Build
posted in: Project Gallery, remodeling, green building, kitchen, plumbing, cabinets, countertops, tile, tilework
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Update: Congratulations to our winner msinger who took home the prize with Curvy Kitchen Island.
*Contest is now closed.
Beginning October 15 and running through November 14, Fine Homebuilding readers can submit photos of their most creative kitchen islands for a chance to win an FHB prize package.
We're awarding points for creative storage solutions, choice of materials, and overall aesthetics, so start uploading your photos now. We're after images of completed islands as well as detail shots and photos showing the final product when it was a mere work in progress.
One lucky winner will be selected to receive a package valued at more than $200 which includes the following items:
- Taunton's for Pros By Pros: Renovating a Kitchen
- Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets
- Concrete Countertops Made Simple
- Fine Homebuilding Archive on DVD-ROM