Placing the cooktop in the island (a peninsula actually) has a special impact.
The cooktop installed on this island allows the user to face into the dining room while still retaining a convenient relationship to the main sink just behind it. However, the placement of an Enclume wrought iron pot rack — rather than an island vent hood — above the cooking unit means that the cooking vapors remain in the room. A downdraft vent would be a neat solution in this case. Sometimes it’s not possible to vent an island cooktop which usually is a reason to relocate it.
What is also interesting in this kitchen is the style of the inset door cabinets from Plain & Fancy and the polished black stone counter on the island — which makes that area dominate. Using a neutral color stone on the perimeter cabinets — over an under mounted apron-front farm sink — makes that wall recede visually even though the surface is repeated on the broad windowsill.
As for cabinets, the double-tier glass-front uppers give the entire wall a window look. They float below the angled ceiling and are finished on top with crown molding to help make the ceiling look even higher. Inside the cabinets are painted pale blue, as we’ve seen in other white kitchens, to add a hint of color.
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