Mobile Kitchen Island Home Design Photos
Farley always wanted a window above the kitchen sink, so she had a large window with a clear view into the backyard punched out. The custom zinc-topped island. set on casters, allows for flexibility when it comes to entertaining. When stationary, it serves as storage and a spot for casual meals. But it can also be wheeled outside on the adjacent deck to clear out the kitchen and become a bar.
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Room for a moveable island – If you have a small kitchen or a narrow galley kitchen that’s just too small to fit a permanent fixed island consider having a small island on wheels. A moveable island will give you the opportunity to have the extra bench space and storage you crave, without cramping the space.
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Investigate island -style alternatives. If you are set on a kitchen island but your space is just too small, there are various options. The most dramatic is to rearrange your layout and open up the room to create more space.
The aesthetic is sleek and light, but nicely balanced by the heavier island. It’s all about contrast. ‘The flat, smooth texture of the units with the natural grain of the wood gives the space a personality that suits these clients,’ she says.
The architect describes the kitchen before the remodel as Normandy inspired; it had terra-cotta tiles and heavy wood beams. The room was narrow, so the architect widened it by 3 feet. He fitted the window over the kitchen sink with obscured glass for privacy, and installed a skylight to let more light in. The island and cabinetry are detailed to relate to the period in which the house was built — including the long island legs, which were inspired by an Arts and Crafts–era newel post.