Thursday, May 17, 2012

Narrow Kitchen Islands

On Mother's Day I received a camera and as soon as I solve my computer problem I'll be able to post an update on my kitchen. If you could see a pic you'd notice that my kitchen, even with the basement staircase removed, is still too narrow for the round kitchen table I had in the space since Thanksgiving.

Right now the placeholder, my grandmother's drop-leaf shaker table, is the perfect size only when the leaves are down - 2o"W x 42"L. This renders it pretty much useless as a sit-down table but it's great for food prep except that it's table height!

So, now I am on the hunt for a very narrow kitchen island. Here are just a few inspiration pics. My preference is for one that looks like the one above but with a stone top and open for storage as opposed to the cupboard style of the last one. (Above by Ili Nilsson, Atlanta Homes Magazine)

Lea Michelle's new kitchen (before buying the house) via Elements of Style.

Designer Megan Perry Yorgancioglu via Mix and Chic.

17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They all look wonderful. Love the white one. Hugs, Marty

Laura@happyroost said...

Love these! - they're very cute. Good luck on your quest and I can't wait to see the one you choose.

Laura
www.HappyroostBlog.com

An Urban Cottage said...

I think it's going to be hard to find the perfect piece. I say go custom. Maybe look for some really cool legs and have a cabinetmaker build exactly what you want.

Bethany @ Powell Brower Home said...

I bet if you found a great console table and covered it in butcher block wood or wrapped it in stainless steel, you could get the total look you wanted, semi-custom (semi-homemade LOL). i cannot wait to see pics :)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

All are fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do!!
Teresa
xoxo

Carla Aston said...

Can't wait to see you kitchen. Love that little wood island in Atlanta Homes.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I just posted about this very same thing. I found a little table on Craigslist last week that is 17" x 36". Just the right size for my narrow kitchen. Nothing bigger would work. I'm trying to figure out how to make it taller right now. I think Steve is right....have a cabinet maker create exactly what you want. I just lucked in to mine.

michele said...

i love a skinny island!

i'm your newest follower and hope you'll follow back!

michele

tokyojinja.com said...

I am on just the same hunt! I have been looking at vintage sideboards and consoles, because sometimes they have the height you need, but finding exactly the right thing always requires a bit of luck!

pve design said...

I spotted some narrow islands - Williams Sonoma and Crate & Barrell had a stone top one that looked great.
pve

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hey Michele - Maybe find / build one with (lockable) wheels? Since your kitchen is narrow, you will have the option to remove it for flow if needed. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen. Have a great weekend, Loi

Boxwood Terrace said...

Hi Michele - Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen. I'll keep an eye out for a narrow kitchen island.
Deborah

Henhurst Interiors said...

I will be saving this post for the far-off day when we renovate the little kitchen in our Rhode Island cottage. I love the island in the first photo.

Jessie said...

We love our Crate & Barrell island - it might fit = 54.5"Wx28"Dx36.5"H

SKU 131558 - it's online: http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/FrenchKitchenIslandS10?$web_zoom$&extend=110,110,110,110

emdece said...

I really love the kitchen picture. Simple and tidy.

Ery
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citifacility said...

The kitchen have designed very beautifully espicially the colours combination makes it gorgeous .
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Jean Blake said...

You have a cute designer's eye. I've been looking at kitchen islands in Vancouver but I'm glad I checked out your blog. It gave me a different perspective on options. Thank you!

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