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When islands and cooktops look like freestanding furniture, the kitchen becomes more human-scaled and inviting

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
Author:Crosby, Bill
Publication:Sunset
Date:Apr 1, 1996
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