A massive double island kitchen bespeaks updated Victorian style.
A kitchen with double islands — one devoted to eating, another to prep – shows how big space can be used to advantage for a family kitchen. One island houses a 6-burner range, microwave and cookware storage. The second is devoted to a prep sink and eating bar. There are top appliance features galore worked into the islands and on the sink wall which includes fully integrated refrigeration, a dishwasher and double ovens. An extra-large prep sink in the eating bar adds workability to the layout. In addition to its size and the number of features packed into the space, there also is a distinctive style: Victorian. Of course it’s Victorian updated, in a way. What are the Victorian features exactly? Those would include bracket feet on the base cabinets, bead board panels, bin pulls and cupboard twist latches. The Victorians took advantage of high ceilings to build in cabinets all the way up. Here there is a a string of solid-door soffit cabinets above the upper cabinets glass doors. White subway tile is a default Victorian kitchen look and that’s her too. These are Crown Point cabinets with inset Barnstead doors, hand finished with milk paint.
Victorian-style beadboard wainscoting is included on the sides and ends of the islands. Other period details include schoolhouse pendant lights and faucets with cross-handle and hook-end spouts. This kitchen is a blueprint for the style most popular from 2000 to 2010 — the only thing missing is a farm sink.
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