Punches to the dining room echo the lines of the framed painted-wood cabinetry and island base. A lively squiggle of track lighting above is also practical for the cook.
Glass doors to the dining room are frosted in a pattern of squares, repeated in the home decor. A two-level island directs flow and clearly maps out the cook’s territory: prep work on the lower level, bar and lounge up top.
For a client who wanted a kitchen that literally shines, textured stainless surrounding windows and brushed aluminum laminate on the island really show their mettle.
A two-level island makes a handy place for guests to perch a glass or two as well as answering the eternal question: Where to put the microwave? (Right over the warming drawer.)