Country Kitchen Designs Feature Spindle Island Legs

AustinPainted White

The power in a good kitchen design often lies in the details. In the photos below, classic painted inset cabinets, CliqStudios’ Austin style, provide the foundation for a style reminiscent of the earliest built-in cabinetry, first of Shaker and later Mission and Arts-and-Crafts styles. Detailing that creates a country kitchen effect includes turned island legs, either round or square spindles. The cabinet hardware includes brushed stainless cup pulls, a complementary touch that pulls in the subtle detailing provided by exposed hinge barrels. (The Austin also come in a concealed hinge inset style.) Island trim also includes a decorative valance in the seating area, painted beadboard panels on the cabinet backs and decorative cabinet doors on the island ends.

Built-in wine storage in the second island adds a warm, casual touch, in a design further tempered by granite countertops and glass pendant island lighting. The first island shown accentuates the country touch with a thick butcher-block counter with a routed edge – a feature that recalls the traditional country kitchen work table, grown up and ready to provide easy access storage and seating for today’s family.

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Close up photo of end of kitchen center island shows detail of painted white square turned island legs supporting the granite countertop and the ogee base molding
Country kitchen design shown includes a center island built of Shaker cabinets with decorate end panels and an ornately trimmed bar supported by round turned island legs. The island back is finished in painted white beadboard, and the island is lit by a single steel vintage pendant.
Country kitchen design includes classic white inset cabinets with exposed hinge barrels, square turned spindle island legs, and wine storage built in to the island.