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Barn Home Kitchen Islands

Barn Home Kitchen Islands

Barn home kitchen islands have come a long way over the past 15 years. In the beginning, every kitchen had a peninsula with stools on one side and a work surface on the other. That was then and this is now; the peninsula is still here and thriving but The Island has evolved.

A functional, but outdated kitchen.

 

Barn Home Kitchen Islands Today

At times the size of an economy car, some kitchens now allow for two islands. One or two is a personal preference, but their purpose remains the same, they are a multitasking kitchen necessity.

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This kitchen island is so large…
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…it takes two photos of it to show all the purposes it serves! Even the wine and spice racks are included!

 

Islands house everything, from extra microwaves, a second sink and second dishwasher or dishwasher drawers, to wine refrigerators , work stations (with printer tucked away) and technology-required charging stations. It is also the perfect space for storage of those lesser used small appliances and oddly shaped pots and pans.

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This “L” shaped island houses the wine refrigerator, the cook top, and a whole lot more.

The style and design of an island varies. Sometimes they match the surrounding cabinetry; sometimes they are meant as an accent, built from differing material or painted a contrasting color. For a more rustic look islands may be made of reclaimed wood. Topped in matching or complimenting stone, butcher block or maple, the surface is a perfect, and often a much needed, extra work space.

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This Yankee Barn farmhouse style kitchen island matches the cabinets while utilizing a butcher block top.
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This post and beam kitchen island, placed within the silo feature of the barn home, both matches and compliments the decor of the kitchen.

In their multifaceted life, islands may act as the kitchen table, or even bethe kitchen table. They are the hub of an active household where mail is tossed, the kids hang out, and the girls come for drinks.

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A custom designed kitchen table…
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…IS the island in this period Yankee Barn Homes post and beam kitchen.

 

A Yankee Barn house accommodates a kitchen island beautifully as the extended ceiling height allows for correct scale (size) of the kitchen space to accommodate an island comfortably.

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A large island is easily accommodated in this farmhouse style Yankee Barn kitchen.

 

If you would like more information about Yankee Barn Home options, you can explore our floor plan options, call and talk to one of our design consultants at 800-258-9786 or fill out this short online form.

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