Sunday, September 18, 2011

Are Farm Tables the New Kitchen Island?


Lately I've seen tables used in the kitchen where I'd expect an island to be.


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This is NOT new.



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Is this a NEW MODERN trend?
I think so and I like it.


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Country Living


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Furniture-Style Island
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I think, especially in bungalows and cottages where space is limited and rooms have to do double duty, a table in the kitchen makes total sense.  Plus to eat, I'd much rather sit at a real table and on a real chair than perch on a stool at an island. However--here's the disclaimer--tables don't provide the storage space of an island. There's always that pesky give and take.

What do you think?







8 comments:

AtlantaMama said...

Greetings of peace Patti,

This exact subject has been on my mind. I think I have come to "believe" that kitchens should have tables. The storage for me isn't an issue as kitchens should be large enough to have cabinets all the way around, not the "L" shaped/half kitchens that countless homes in our area feature.

The big con for me is the height of the island vs. a table. The island is much more likely to be the correct level for comfortable work. But along with all of those cabinets should come plenty of counter space with functional work stations.

Thank you for a timely topic. Like what I see here!

In Jesus,
Lori
Conyers GA

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