Cherry Cabinets in Bi-Level Island Kitchen Design

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A common question posed to our designers is whether an island should be built with one large counter, or if a second height should be used for the back of the island.

Here cherry cabinets style are used to build an island nine feet long. The designer chose a bi-level island design, partially concealing clean-up and sink clutter from the adjacent dining area with a higher section of cabinets, the second level of island being deep enough to serve as a buffet. The higher section of island is created with 40-inch wall cabinets (not seen from this view). Features of the design include a bump-out cabinet section for the sink, creating interest and providing a little extra space for the freestanding faucet, filtered water dispenser and soap dispenser. An under-counter microwave keeps the appliance at hand but out of sight. Notice in the background the home’s original architectural detailing, including mullion windows, is perfectly complemented by the natural cherry Mission cabinet style cabinetry. Custom granite countertops complete the design.

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cherry shaker cabinets used in bi-level island with microwave drawer.