Our kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in our house. It’s big and white and perfect. The only problem is that there’s no island. Initially, I liked how open and welcoming the kitchen felt without an island blocking anything, but after living in it for almost a year, I really want the extra work surface and additional storage underneath. Out kitchen is also big enough to hold our dining table that usually holds 4 and can accommodate up to 8 easily, which I love. But I can’t have both a big workhorse island and a lovely dining table in the same space. So… What’s a girl to do?! We’ve been looking at islands and brainstorming sizes.
I love this white, chunky, “pull up a bar stool and hang out in the kitchen” look. Except I don’t want our family to eat at a bar, I want a place for Allen and I, and our future kiddos or couple friends, to have an easy place to sit and enjoy a casual dinner together without walking all the way down to the formal dining room.
White countertops, white backsplash, white cabinets and… BAM, a gorgeous chunk of butcher block. I love this look.
Not so much the colors in this one, but the open shelving. Gotta have a little place for cookbooks and stylish platters.
Are you sensing a theme? Love the white and butcher block combination on this one.
These island ideas get me all excited, now I just have to work in the dining surface somehow. Any suggestions?! :)