By Adalwolfa Grob. Kitchen Island. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 04:52:22 AM.
Repurposed buffets, a rather plentiful item at antique stores is the vintage buffet. The 1960s versions are usually rather dowdy looking in their original wood finish, but give it a coat of paint and voilà — a whole new look. If you are going to paint it, you don’t need to find a pristine piece, either, meaning the price will be lower. Because furniture is rarely finished on the back, consider how you can finish this to fit both the piece and your kitchen, and whether you’ll need a carpenter’s help.
Mixing materials in Montreal. “It’s where we work, where we cook and where friends gather when we have them over. It’s the heart of our home,” says Montreal homeowner Luce Beaulieu of this kitchen island. The Ikea piece has a mix of stainless steel cabinets, a wood top and a white glossy finish in the center of this open kitchen. Going multipurpose in Newfoundland and Labrador. In Jonathan and Tammy Greenland’s Canadian home, the island has a seating area that wraps around two sides, lots of storage and prep space, and even a range.
Another idea is going for a more laconic look: blackened metal and wooden tops including the countertop. Include a breakfast space or a dining one into the island to add more functionality to the item. Going for a fully wooden kitchen island is also an option but I strongly recommend to use crates and stuff like that or artificially add age and inscriptions to the island to make it industrial.
Kitchen‐islands offer more than additional workroom. As the kitchen changed from a devoted cooking room to a gathering location for family or friends, so did the kitchen‐island. Surely, hanging out in the kitchen isn't new, however, it was frequently a crowded issue.