By Adalwolfa Grob. Kitchen Island. At Tuesday, January 08th 2019, 19:55:59 PM.
Butcher block, a true butcher block is completely at home in the kitchen. The most often found vintage size is roughly a square, usually around 30 inches, although larger blocks are out there. The smaller ones can fit nicely even in a small kitchen. Expect to pay between $400 and $700 on up for a small block. Often charmingly worn on the top, the uneven surface can cause problems with serving.
Add appliances, incorporating sinks or stovetops into the surface of the island is one way to spread the workflow throughout the kitchen. Installation can be tricky, so pay attention to details like ventilation and plumbing. This will require running downward (most common in islands) or overhead venting (which can be expensive), and allocating extra space to in-cabinet pipes.
Color makes an island a jewel. A big splash of turquoise makes this Austin family’s kitchen island a focal point. With the help of interior designer Amity Worrel, homeowners James Spindler and Mina Kumar added a pecan wood table-height extension to one side to create an eat-at area. Asymmetry near Montreal. In Jean Longpré and Rosalie Clermont’s cabin outside of Montreal, the island originally had cabinet doors and no bar.