With an island and eating area in its middle, this 26x19 kitchen (in a rough U-shape floor plan) is geared for people and performance. Function is focused on an L-shape section that includes the refrigerator at one end, a double oven on the other, and the sink and dishwasher about halfway between.
The cooktop takes up one side of the island, but the other is for seating, giving guests a great view of the action. The eating area offers more seating and casual dining space.
A third wall caters to guests as well: It boasts a beverage station equipped with a sink, wine cooler, and icemaker.
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