Wednesday in the Kitchen: The double Island

If space allows, the double island is the most efficient layout for a kitchen.  It allows for work and traffic flow to be separated.  Each area can have its own zone: prep, clean up, snack and seating/conversation.  Everything in its place and room for work and play.  Sounds pretty perfect, right?

(a design by us)
(Skye Kirby/Elle Decor)
(Karen Williams/St Charles of New York)
(Nate Berkus/Elle Decor)
(Urban Grace Interiors/TradHome)
I also happen to like the visual line they create.  Perfectly punctuated by a big hood, or sink with large window at the end.  Though the curvy island (#3) is pretty neat too!
Thanks for all your well wishes on the auction!  It was amazing and I am now addicted.  I picked up quite a few things.  I’ll try to share later in the day tomorrow 🙂
  1. I wish as a practical experience it will be approved. Any way good proposal designing it is.
    dean graziosi

  2. I wish I had enough room for 1 island let alone two… sigh…

  3. Our last house had double island and there was so much room for everyone to work that I actually never got any dinner served to guests because there was too much talking and wine going on. Not a terrible problem. Love Nate’s kichen!

  4. I once went to a reception in a home with triple islands in the kitchen. I felt like I was in a cabinet showroom.

  5. Those kitchens are amazing and you are the right the double island is the icing on the cake! I’d be happy with even one!

  6. nkp

    Wowza. Now that is fancy schmancy. I don’t know if I’ve ever thought about a double island.

    I CAN’T wait to see what you scored at the auction!!!

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