Kitchens and Living Room Combos
Combine two spaces--the kitchen and living room--for convenience, comfort, and open space.
Spaces for Work and Pleasure
The remodeled kitchen mixes little luxuries with big efficiencies.
Design for many uses: The island serves multiple functions -- separating cooks from guests, working as a bar for parties, and providing a buffet for family meals. The island is fitted with a cooktop and raised vent, and below there's plenty of storage space for pots and pans.
An alternate sink makes a great prep area for a second chef. Because it's close to the refrigerator, it's the ideal spot for washing fresh fruits and vegetables too.
Splurge on pleasures: The island also contains a built-in warming drawer, a grandkid-friendly detail that's perfect for cookies and breads.
The farmhouse sink and limestone surround are mostly a gesture to beauty. The owner admits the Italian, etched-leaf sink is the most impractical item in her kitchen, but its a favorite.
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