Published at Sunday, October 29th 2017. by Beal Guerin in Kitchen Island.
Of course, a white kitchen island might also be achieved by painting wood cabinetry with a white wash stain or adding a white marble countertop to a dark wood cabinet base. These additions provide a soft touch to an otherwise rustic or rich wood surface.
Rugged details, in fact, can help enliven the kitchen, establishing a time-worn, lived-in look in an otherwise newly constructed space. Think furniture-like, antique-style pieces (a carpenter's work bench or antique apothecary cabinet) that can be transformed into a rustic kitchen island with materials such as salvaged or raw wood, hand-carved details and rough-hewn, knotty surfaces.
Kitchen islands come in variety of styles, ranging from square to oblong and freestanding to repurposed. If black is the deep hue you are seeking, then it will be important to consider the overall design of your space. For example, a kitchen island with black cabinetry and shelving might be best balanced by a white marble countertop or the addition of colorful bar stools.
The contemporary kitchen design often exudes a sleek and streamlined feel, but the typical style is anything but simple. Modern kitchens often include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, exposed brick walls and furniture with angular edges.
One of the easiest—and most attractive—ways to bring an antique kitchen island firmly into the 21st century is to top the piece with a sleek surface, such as a marble, granite or stainless steel countertop. Because of their age, antique pieces may not exactly measure up to standard counter height (and for many, that's part of its charm). An easy fix, though, is to add casters or feet to the bottom, or consider increasing the thickness of the countertop.
Simply secure a solid surface to the top of a repurposed item, and turn drawers or cabinets into storage spots for kitchen items. The modern kitchen island often includes features that suit this particular style of kitchen, like a flat cooktop or a designated food preparation area.