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Putting a designated baking center at the end of an island makes plenty of room for helpers to gather around.
This baking center oozes character with its turned legs and detailed design. The marble top keeps dough cool while it is rolled out.
This baking center is an outgrowth of the island. The shelves hold cookbooks for handy reference.
A large, cool slab of marble is a great surface for rolling out dough. It makes cutting out cookies a snap, and cleanup is simple.
The kids -- or grandkids -- can pull up a stool for cookie-decorating fun at this baking center at the end of the island.
When marble won't work in your kitchen, other options are available for a great baking center.
This furniture-style baking center is topped with butcher block to maintain the warm, traditional kitchen style. The drawers hold baking utensils, and storage is available for baking dishes on the shelf. The large size makes it easy for people to join in.
A baking center connected to the kitchen island adds interest to the space and keeps you close to the oven and sink.
This baking center includes a built-in cutting board -- so you can have your bread and cut it, too.
A baking center can be as simple as a well-placed surface for rolling out dough or assembling a pie.
This sleek kitchen has a cantilevered counter at just the right height for baking prep. The protruding design offers room for guests to gather around and help. The smooth surface ensures easy cleanup and seamless crusts.
A corner of the kitchen devoted solely to baking keeps flour from scattering around the rest of the room.
Open cabinetry here keeps baking supplies right in front of you. The cool countertop is perfect for keeping dough chilled.
You don't need a lot of space to create a specialized baking center.
An easy way to designate a baking center in the kitchen and give it special attention is to finish the cabinetry differently from the rest of the room.
This large baking center has a fresh country look while offering abundant storage and work space. The extra room is great when there are helpers in the kitchen. The small sink is perfect for cleanup.
Don't let this designer style fool you. This lowered counter offers ample space for a group to gather around and frost cookies or create a tasty birthday cake.
This butcher-block-topped table matches the style of the kitchen, but it stands out because of its rich wood tones. Two or three people can comfortably gather around the baking center.
Open storage ensures that your ingredients and baking supplies are easy to inventory. No more running out of flour in the middle of a cake.
This baking center nook has a pegboard wall for hanging utensils and baking pans. Open shelving on the side holds canisters of baking necessities. The ovens are conveniently located below the counter.
A baking center doesn't have to be designed into the kitchen. A well-placed table at the right height is a great way to create your own baking space.
This rugged farm table is the right height for rolling out dough. The storage underneath can hold pans for baking, or these pretty baskets for bringing piping hot rolls to the dinner table. The size is great for helpers to gather around.
This baking center has a top that matches the marble on the island. The sturdy shelf can hold a large mixer and other baking supplies.
You can create a baking center without sacrificing counter space by adding a rolling cart that fits snuggly under your standard countertop.
Beautiful hutch-style cabinetry can be modified to become a baking center.