Monday, 16 January 2012

No Man is an Island

  One of the things that I really wanted in our new kitchen was an island. I was looking for an area that could act as extra storage but also I wanted the island to act as an area to grab a quick bite at, somewhere where I could enjoy my coffee and be on the computer at the same time, stuff like that.

Here's what the island looked like during construction, pre countertops. The cabinet company that we chose to work with definitely left me feeling conflicted for several reasons. One of them was that the back of the island was left look like this...


 ...and there seemed to be very little direction of what we were suppose to use to disguise its roughness. Fortunately, we had some cabinet doors left over at the end of the assembly and after talking a bit with my Dad, we decided to try to rig them up as a false blind. I was so absorbed in this project that I neglected a huge junk of photo taking, including befores and durings. oops.


So here's the after of our little island project. We used two left over cabinets and one left over blind base, which we attached with screws from the inside of the island cabinetry for maximum hold. It's definitely an improvement!

But wait, what about those stools? We are in the market for some new island stools, these ones don't make us very excited. They are from our old breakfast table which is currently in the basement, so they met the quick, easy and cheap (well, free!) qualifications for a right now solution. Here are a few designs that we've been looking at lately...






We are hoping to find something that is a mix of the stainless steel and a more natural wood colour that will contrast the steel and add some warmth. The above samples are great because the light colours tie in well with our floors. We have to find a stool that isn't too in your face and can easily be tucked under the island due to the space that we have.  Luckily we are in no rush, but are definitely keeping our eyes open.What do you think? See any great kitchen furniture lately? 

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