Country Kitchen Designs Feature Spindle Island Legs
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.More Photos