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The Island Everyone Loves

A classic kitchen is built around a table-style island with beautiful turned legs that everyone loves.

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    • A Game of Imitation

      The tablelike island is a kitchen concept that has been done before. The previous owners of this Connecticut home patterned the island after one they'd seen while touring a model home in South Carolina. The model home turned out to be the current owner's vacation house. Oh, what a small world it is!

    • Traditional Twist

      While the space has mainly traditional roots, it still manages to feel fresh and on-trend. The wooden range cover mimics a fireplace hearth, making the kitchen cozy and welcoming. The range's features stand out with added paneling and hefty corbels. This kitchen has a traditional yet rustic charm that makes it memorable.

    • Convenience Factor

      Electrical outlets are built inside the corner appliance garages for convenience. Two refrigerators flank the doorway leading to the home's entryway. Below the paneled refrigerators are freezer, crisper, and beverage drawers that provide extra storage.

    • Feeding a Crowd

      Two stainless-steel wall ovens give the kitchen a contemporary vibe, while a warming drawer below adds additional convenience. For entertaining large crowds, the wall ovens and warming drawer are essential.

    • Faucet Feature

      The stainless-steel cooktop is outfitted with a pot filler faucet that swivels out of the way when not in use. The pot filler faucet is a convenient feature that customizes any kitchen.

    • The Family Table

      Swedish stools and a table-style island are painted a contemporary gray color and are a major focal point of the room. The island stands 36 inches and mimics a farmhouse-style table. The island makes it easy for family and friends to gather in one location and provides ample countertop space for meal prep.

    • Storage Solutions

      One of the main goals in the kitchen was to have storage for everything. Shallow drawers in the island keep linens and dish towels at the ready.

    • Pendant Perfection

      The traditional design of the hanging glass pendants is classic and will never go out of style. Since the lights aren’t bulky or heavy, they also help lighten the room up a bit.

    • Multipurpose Buffet

      A buffet filled with glass door cabinets allows light to pass from the kitchen to the dining area. This design choice capitalizes on the room’s amount of natural light. Without a formal bar, the buffet also can serve as a mini bar while entertaining guests.

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      All About the Details

      Detailed millwork throughout the kitchen shows the designer's attention to detail. Rounded cabinet doors in the corners of the kitchen have a charming appeal. Since only a few windows are curved, the impact is greater when centered amongst the many rectangular windows.

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      Rustic Charm

      A farmhouse sink and bay window add to the rustic charm of this kitchen. The clean and simple white subway tile backsplash adds just the right amount of shine to the space.

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