Category Archives: Islands

Kitchen Island Configurations: Stacked Cabinets for an island

After considering styling and function, kitchen cabinets are there to compartmentalize things.  The above design does this nicely. By designing two Ikea refrigerator wall cabinets (15″x30″) instead of full height door base cabinets each level has a distinct function.  The … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Funky Colored Island with Floating Shelves

Our designers love taking the Lack shelves and placing them in unusual locations. It’s just that they’re so fun-looking and practical that we can’t resist. A 24” and 15” full-height door base cabinet was designed for each of the island … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Japanese Restaurant Inspired Island

No friend or family member dares to give grief to the home-Teppanyaki cook in this kitchen; they’ll be completely out-knifed – so they’d better pipe-down! Japanese style food served directly to your plate at home is fun.  It’s also a good … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Granite Countertops for Easy Clean-up of Oil Spills

Fried chicken from a cast iron skillet is everyone’s favorite – but, oh, the cleanup. Oil and batter splattered all around the stove, countertop and sides. De-greasing all the surfaces isn’t that hard if there’s a little “wall” around the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Angular Islands

This island design bears a resemblance to a command center. One that is removed from the actual production (in this case cooking) and fitted with the essentials to clean-up after that production has been completed. It’s as if Captain Kirk … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: A Bench on the Back with a Bookcase on the Side

It’s nicer to search through cookbooks while sitting comfortably in the kitchen near them.  Two 15″ high wall cabinets were designed and set on IKEA’s Capita legs. An open base cabinet was designed to easily get at the cookbooks. Or … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Configurations: Storage on Both Sides with Different Heights

Doors and storage towards two distinct areas . . . how practical! Islands usually serve only the kitchen. Our IKEA island does more – it serves the dining area also. Designed as a room divider, the back row consists of … Continue reading

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