Double the Function
To fill a 440 sq.-ft. kitchen space, designer Mark White of Kitchen Encounters built two islands, which each have their own role.
For the island closest to the dining table and a beverage area, he installed a floating glass bar top with high stools. “The idea was to have that glass bar to keep it light and almost transparent,” said White.
In the island closest to the hood and stove, he integrated a trough sink into the center of the concrete top that can be used from both sides. “This allows for multiple cooks very easily,” he added.
The horizontal grain bamboo cabinets complement the light floor and wall tile. Designed with very flat panels, these clear-coated cabinets are easily maintained and align with the owner’s modern and natural taste.
One counter is raised six inches to accommodate extra appliances. “By raising the counter, those appliances became more accessible,” said White.
“The color palate is soft and soothing and mostly natural,” said White. The neutral tile mosaic above the beverage center and the touches of blue in the chairs and décor recall the water view without competing with the cabinetry.