Cherry Cabinets in Bi-Level Island Kitchen Design
A common question our designers get is whether an island should have one level or two.
This design used cherry cabinets to build an island nine feet long. The designer chose a bi-level island design in order to partially concealing clean-up and sink clutter. This keeps any sort of mess out of sight from the adjacent dining area. A bi-level island can also be deep enough to serve as a buffet. 40-inch wall cabinets (not seen from this view) help create the higher section of island. Features of the design include a bump-out cabinet section for the sink. This creates interest and provides 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. The natural cherry Mission cabinet style perfectly compliment mullion windows in the background. Custom granite countertops complete the design. If you’re considering a bi-level design, think of how you use your kitchens function first.