Could the kitchen island be the answer to everything? Take a look at Utah’s most engaging kitchens and you’ll discover that while they don’t perform every duty in the kitchen, they come close.
Could the kitchen island be the answer to everything? Take a look at Utah’s most engaging kitchens and you’ll discover that while they don’t perform every duty in the kitchen, they come close. From storage and cooking preparation to casual dining and anchoring the room’s style, islands do it all. No doubt, they can make or break a kitchen’s function and form. We’ve collected eight of our latest faves that may inspire the design of your own kitchen’s island.
This Park City home’s storage-rich kitchen boasts a unique island featuring a raised walnut breakfast bar that’s integrated into the marble-topped island base. Patterned Walker Zanger tile, horizontally grained walnut cabinets and illuminated open shelves add to the kitchen’s striking, mountain-meets-modern décor. Click to read more the full project.
In a St. George home, this kitchen’s unique triangular island follows the lines of the ceiling above. The waterfall-style island framed with honed Calacatta Oro marble opens to the great room’s living and dining areas. Design by Ashley Johnson, Gregory Abbott and Markay Johnson Construction. Click to read more on the original project.
Hickory Chair barstools invite guests to gather in a Holladay home’s kitchen where four antique replica chancellor chandeliers perform like jewelry suspended above double islands. Interior designer Anne-Marie Barton adorned the spectacular kitchen with broad beams that breakup the white ceiling plane and dimensional Walker Zanger tile that dress the backsplash. Click to read more on the full project.
In a Park City home, a kitchen designed by architect Scott Jaffa and interior designer Kristin Rocke features a curved island that adds subtle movement to the room and makes it easier for people seated at the counter to socialize. Click to read more on the full project.
Two islands anchor this sensational kitchen, one for serving and the other uniquely split in two to ease movement and cooking tasks. Soapstone and honed carrara countertops enrich the large space. The Highland-area home was designed and built by Jackson & Leroy and Establish Design. Click to read more on the full project.
A resort home in Deer Valley showcases a shimmering, chic kitchen island. Pearlescent mosaics dress the wall beneath beneath the kitchen’s island’s countertop as well as the room’s backsplash. Concealed LED lights illuminate the island’s base. The waterfall-edge design is framed with white quartz. Click to read moe on the full project.
In a Highland home, the designers conceived a structural “X” for the dynamic island base and repeated the motif using the room’s hardware and diamond-paneled door fronts. Counter stools pull up to one of two islands where elements including gold faucets, brass pendants and two-toned cabinetry add high fashion to the room’s function-forward design.
An island with a raised-glass breakfast bar anchors the kitchen of a strikingly contemporary St. George home. Polylac cabinetry matches and visually melds into the room’s sparkling backsplash and 18-foot back wall, both covered in cream back-painted glass. Raven Caesarstone forms the kitchen’s countertops and grounds the space with planes of black. Click to read more on the full project.
written by: Brad Mee