Designers are finally acknowledging what everyone else has always known: the kitchen is where people congregate, no matter how inviting other rooms are. As a result, designers are softening the room's traditional spare utilitarian edges in favor of a more furnished look.
Good things happen when furniture becomes the model for kitchen surfaces. First, by treating islands, counters, and cabinets as freestanding tables, sideboards, and cupboards rather than as a unified whole, the kitchen becomes more human-scaled. Second, the kitchen looks more like the family room it's often connected to.
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|Title Annotation:||kitchen islands and cooktops|
|Date:||Apr 1, 1996|
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