Thursday, September 20, 2007

Kitchen islands

Kitchens are getting bigger, and now more thant 50% of homes in the U.S. have kitchen islands, according to a survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (article in the October issue of Home).  Large kitchens may even have multiple islands--fixed or movable.  You can coordinate the bases with your cabinets and have the islands match or have completely different tops, such as butcher block, granite, engineered stone, etc.  You can vary the heights too; and they're great for workspace and storage, including wine chillers and cold and warming drawers.  Btw, no island should be more than 4 feet wide, and there should be at least 42 inches between the island and anything else. 

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