Multifunctional islands contribute to space optimization by integrating multiple perks into a single unit, eliminating the need for separate furniture pieces. This design approach not only streamlines the kitchen layout but also adds flexibility to the space, allowing homeowners to adapt it to their diverse needs. This can look like

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“Butcher blocks made with end grain are better than edge grain,” Lichy explains. “The difference is that edge grain runs along the outside and end grains are where the wood fibers are exposed at the end. End grains are way more resistant to cuts and scarring so they simply last

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Melinda Rizzo

Today’s kitchen islands remain a popular, sought-after staple settled into the heart of the home.

While it may seem hard to believe, the kitchen island came into modern use during the 1950s, but its prevalence in the kitchen – ramped up during the 1970s and 80s.

Don’t think

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Material: Steel, polyester powder-coated | Design: Three tiers, movable middle shelf, leveling (non-locking) wheels | Size: 13.75” x 17.75” x 30.75”

The multipurpose Råskog takes the “best overall” blue ribbon for its endless versatility. “It’s the Ikea cart that’s doing the most in small-space kitchens across New York City,” explains

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For our latest lookbook, we spotlight eight contemporary kitchens that centre on islands with waterfall countertops made from concrete, stone and chunky terrazzo.

As its name suggests, a waterfall edge is a style of kitchen island or cabinet where the countertop appears to flow seamlessly from the surface to the

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