Kitchens | Double Islands
I absolutely love looking at pictures of kitchens. There are so many elements of a kitchen that really make it personal which help create a room that typically becomes the ‘hub’ of house. Three years after our own kitchen renovation, I’m happy with every choice we made – especially the splurge on heated floors for this time of year and the decision to remove the island which made the working space feel tight. Needless to say, when I come across kitchens with double islands, I’m always a little intrigued - worth the splurge? how would you use it? is it more practical than a single extra large island? (that’s a future post!) – enjoy!
Photo credits; Kathleen Hay, DeCesare, Houzz and Ian Carl.
PS. You can a peek at my kitchen here or there’s a small scrolling slideshow on the sidebar. Hmm, looking back, perhaps I need new photos of my kitchen taken with my new camera!
Beautiful pictures either way! ;)
Personally, I think double islands in a kitchen is a bit excessive. If I had a kitchen big enough for two islands, I'd prefer to have one island and leave the rest of the space open.
I don't think I've ever seen your kitchen - off to check it out now :-)
Also, if the kitchen is large then 2 islands maybe necessary to fill up the negative space... The problem with one island that is extremely large is that the space in the middle is not easily accessible and often left unused. No one wants dead space in their home - 2 islands means more accessible counter space and more storage available for below.
Love the images too Wendy - You are such a great researcher!
And I agree with Staci - two smaller islands make better use of space than one enormous island.
*Tania @ Passport2Design.com
I have a little something for you over on my blog today :)
Nice to meet you. Love the pictures of the airy light kitchens. While we were remodelling we rented a house with two islands. They were useful in a party, but otherwise created too much congestion. in our re-modelled home we installed just one island at six ft - we agonised whether to take it larger but glad I didn't. Too far to walk around. Next house would like to try an oval or surboard shape...
Lovely elements in these kitchens, though!!
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