Create a home bar. A beverage refrigerator makes it easy to grab drinks without getting in the chef’s way. It also helps turn this area into a bar during parties. 45k+ Inspirational Home Bars
Free up outdoor views. With the kitchen cabinets and appliances tucked to the sides, the only thing between the other rooms and the view out the wall of glass is this streamlined island. The pronounced wood grain and the interesting wooden silhouettes on the pendant lights complement the view.
Here’s another thing to think about: When you have a dinner party, you won’t want to look at a stack of dirty dishes as the night moves along. A deep sink tucked out of sight is a good way to keep the views clear.
The drawers on the left side have a sophisticated look that resembles a chest, and Brock customized them to contain a charging station complete with USB ports. They also house a bluetooth keyboard, a printer and other work necessities. A hidden screen pops up from the island to serve as a computer monitor and TV when needed, then tucks down below when it’s time to cook.
Unify the look. The uniform panel profiles and neatly spaced matching stools create nice lines along this kitchen’s backside. Also note the way the chandelier and the china display distract from the more utilitarian aspects of the kitchen — it’s a lovely view.
Use a partial wall to anchor furniture. In this compact cottage, a family of four makes every inch count. This kitchen peninsula left enough room behind it to fit a sofa comfortably.