Food For Thought
Hello. In the last Food For Thought post we nibbled on the choice of adding a pot filler in the kitchen. Today's choice: would you prefer a solid island countertop surface or a mix of materials on your island? This is actual Food For Thought for me lately. The plans for my kitchen renovation include a very large island - twelve feet long by four feet and seven inches wide. I want to use natural stone(s) for the countertops in my kitchen and there is no natural slab (no matter the material) large enough for the entire island. Rather than two slabs of the same material with a seam, I am heavily leaning towards one material for the portion that will be over the stools (three feet at the end of the island, still four feet and seven inches wide) and a separate material for the larger section (nine feet long and four feet, seven inches wide). Stay tuned for what those materials will be!
In the meantime, I wanted to present the option to you. I have six choices on the menu for either single slab islands or mixed material islands. Which would you order?
A curvy island in marble in this gorgeous kitchen....
...or a marble and copper island?
A single surface waterfall countertop island......
Melisa Clement Designs, photo source
...or a geometric wood and marble partial waterfall countertop island? A lot of words for a very cool island :-)
Katherine Newman Design from House and Home October 2021 issue
A single white slab.....
Anderson Wier Studio, photo source
....or a white and wood island?
Studio McGee, photo source
A dark single slab island with drawers galore..... (I know for sure I would take the terra cotta floor!)
Heidi Caillier Design, photo source
....or a marble and copper island? This marble is off the charts gorgeous.
A large white single island slab.....
McGrath II, photo source
....or another copper and marble mix? I really like the detail of the cove edge on the marble and the straight edge on the copper. It is a great way to match the top and bottom surfaces and add an extra dash of panache.
Sixth and Final Options on the Menu
A large marble island......
Weeth Home, photo source
or a wood and marble mix? The cove edges match on this island.
Whittney Parkinson Design, photo source
Do you have a clear favorite? My scale definitely tilts toward mixed materials. I would love to know how you feel, please add a comment. I will be back tomorrow with an It's All In The Details post. See you there.
Thank you for joining me for Food For Thought,