The Kitchen Island

AN ISLAND UNTO ITSELF

The constant work horse of many kitchens is the island.  It’s called upon to be a prep zone as well as a buffet.  People gather around it for conversation as well as for a culinary lesson or two.  Most kitchens are capable of accommodating some form of an island.  I find that the more unique the island, the more attractive the kitchen.  Repurposing is a wonderful tool.

Perfect scale for the space

Perfect scale for the space

What could be the origination of this beauty

What could be the origination of this beauty

Classic Jack Arnold

Classic Jack Arnold

A pastry table is an ideal island for a small space

A pastry table is an ideal island for a small space

There are a variety of antique pieces that are successfully repurposed for kitchen islands.  Shop counters, architect’s chests and pastry counters make stunning islands.  There may be a bit of retro fitting necessary, but it will be worth it.

Antique french fabric cutting table

Antique french fabric cutting table

A very unique shop counter

A very unique shop counter

Fabric cutting table

Fabric cutting table

Architecture's cabinet

Architecture’s cabinet

Small yes, but perfect

Small, unique, perfect

A repurposed counter is a remarkable contrast in an industrial loft

A repurposed counter is a remarkable contrast in an industrial loft

Grand

Grand

A charming Charleston home

A charming Charleston home

Kitchen islands make such a statement visually.  I am particularly attracted to the kitchens in which the island contrasts with the rest of the cabinetry.  Regardless if the kitchen is abundant in size or limited in space, the contrast of a repurposed piece will create a custom kitchen effect.

Antique French shop counter

Antique French shop counter

Antique dressmakers counter

Antique dressmakers counter

Great design

Great design

The kitchen island brings opportunity to make a significant change to the kitchen.  We are open to making changes in several areas of the home.  Changing or adding the kitchen island should be just as acceptable.  When antiquing, have with you the measurements of the kitchen floor space, tucked away in your wallet or daytimer.  You never know when you might stumble upon a terrific piece.  Circumstances may require you to store the piece for the time being.  Do not pass up the opportunity to possess a magnificent, one of a kind piece because you have some logistics to consider.  Purchase it. This will give you joy and enthusiasm today and years of joy in the future because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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