Wayne Carpenter
Wayne Carpenter
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  • Winchester, VA

Homemade Kitchen Island


We had limited counter space in our large kitchen so the obvious decision was to build an island. I designed it to work with the existing layout - spice drawers near the stove, mixer lift near the sink - and the cookbook storage adds a design flair. Built from scratch, we have seating for 3 but have fit 5 around it.
New Kitchen Island in our 1882 Victorian house.
New Kitchen Island in our 1882 Victorian house.
Lots of counter space now!! Roll out your cookies and pie crusts!
Lots of counter space now!! Roll out your cookies and pie crusts!
Mixer lift and spice drawers!
Mixer lift and spice drawers!

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  • Debbie
    on Jan 10, 2016

    homemade kitchen island...do you have instructions for this?

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  • Wayne Carpenter
    on Jan 10, 2016

    No instructions or plans. I just measured what space we had in our large kitchen, thought of what my wife wanted and the layout of the kitchen. Then I sketched a rough design and built it!

  • Sue Young
    on Jun 23, 2016

    I love your island and it is very functional. Good work!

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