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  • Lindsay Stokes Kennedy

Fun + Functional Kitchen Islands

Everyone wants a good island, but no one's sure why we all love them so much. Over at KCID our main focus always is and always has been function and islands tend to pack a lot of punch - both functionally and aesthetically. Follow along as we recount some of our favorite kitchen islands and why we love them so much.

no. 1


Our Spinnaker Bay island was one for the books. This beautiful 10' island provided endless storage and was striking in Anchors Aweigh by Sherwin Williams, paired with bright white quartz. Aside from this large island being beautiful, it also functions to hide trash and recycling and the microwave drawer before anchoring 3 wooden lantern pendants in the space. Our favorite feature is that it holds the sink. Nothing compares to entertaining and facing all of the fun. This island is truly the center of the show.


no. 2


We recently debuted our Deane Gardens Project and what a beautiful midcentury gem it was. One of our favorite features of this home is the custom reeded and hand stained millwork throughout and, well, the island is the center of it all. Rather than a traditional walnut stain, we wanted a warm and rustic finish to balance our busy tile work that we love so much. In the back of the island, there's push latch storage that provides even more function for that seasonal serveware we almost never use. What a beauty!


no. 3


When choosing the color theme of this home, we focused on what was surrounding us and nothing was more prominent than the mature trees and greenery on the hillside. Picking Tarrytown Green by Benjamin Moore was almost as easy as pairing it with this dramatic and neutral quartz countertop. Making the island extra deep allowed us to put storage on both sides and a sleek waterfall countertop makes this island durable and sleek.


no. 4


Twelve feet of fun and function are stored in the Stonegate kitchen. Sleek, white, flat panel cabinets under a massive slab of white luxury quartz makes this kitchen island a baker's dream. Endless prep space and even more serving space for homeowners that love to entertain. What would you prepare on this major island?!


no. 5


We're going to wrap up this island roundup with an oldy but goody. This baseball diamond shaped island was one of the most amazing upgrades for this growing family. So much balance was created by maximizing this kitchen island and being strategic about how it impeded on the rest of the space. We used Distance by Sherwin Williams as the millwork accent in this home and this beautiful shade of greyish blue made all the difference to enhancing this home. The best secret was the hidden wine storage on the side. We know that comes in handy!


The impact of the island is not lost on us at all and is one of those amazing kitchen features we never see going out of style. As a matter of fact, we are excited about all of the ways we can continue to bring innovative style to the kitchen island in every new project we touch. You're not ready for what we have up our sleeves.

If you're ready to stop pinning inspiration, make sure to reach out to us to secure a space in our Quarter 3 Bookings. We can't wait to curate the most authentically beautiful home for you.

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