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Some Seriously Gorgeous Modern Kitchen Islands

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 31, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Jul 30, 2015

In this day and age of open-plan living, the modern kitchen is even more of a hub of family activity. In many cases the modern kitchen island has taken the place of the breakfast table and the large-scaled islands have enough room to allow you to cook and have your kids do their homework at the island at the same time.  Once homework time is over, the kids can clear off the island to make room for dinner. The larger modern kitchen islands aren't just for kiddie activities. Let's be honest here... everyone wants to be in the kitchen, even when you entertain. The extra room gives guests the opportunity to sit and enjoy a drink while the host prepares food, or chip in and help. Some kitchens go beyond a simple ledge or projection to create a seating area at the kitchen island. The kitchen above created a table-like extension in the same marble as the countertops for a sleek, streamlined look. The space under the counter is the perfect place to stow several kitchen barstools .  You can never have too much storage, and a kitchen island is a great place for storage, both open and closed. We love the look of a few modern pendant lights hung above an island -- not only are they pretty to look at, they provide task lighting while you're working, and, if they're on dimmers, can be turned up or down depending on your immediate needs. Seating at a modern kitchen island doesn't have to be limited to bar height. The island in the kitchen above has an extension built in at table height, which is the perfect opportunity to get those great dining chairs you've had your eye on. The modern kitchen island is multi-functional -- it's a cook space, homework center, dining area, storage area and guest magnet, so pull up a barstool (or chair)! Image Sources: HGTV ; homedit ; My Domaine ; House to Home UK ; homedit






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