You might have seen the kitchen here at WWC before. If you haven't, check out the BEFORE kitchen photos and the AFTER kitchen photos to see how this crazy space used to look.
Some time soon, I hope to be able to replace the flooring in the kitchen, laundry room, and master bath. When we get to that, I was thinking about upgrading the kitchen island to something a little more interesting. For inspiration, I've been looking at kitchen carts and work tables online. My favorites include these four pieces:
Sources: Table 1 (top left): John Boos Rouge et Noir Le Rustica Butcher Block Table in Black; Table 2 (top right): John Boos American Heritage Rustica Butcher Block Table in Cherry; Table 3 (bottom left): John Boos American Heritage Classic Country Work Table (60x30); Table 4 (bottom right): John Boos Flat Top Wood Baker's Production Table with Steel Base
As you can see, I was drawn to butcher block tops. I've always admired how they bring warmth to a white kitchen. I like the traditional turned legs and the drawers of the first two (the same table in different colors), but I like the scale and shelf of the third and the industrial base of the third. If I could get table 4 (the metal base) in a similar scale as table 3, add some drawers like tables 1 & 2, add a shelf like table 3, and extend the butcher block top out so that stools could be seated all around, I would be in kitchen island heaven! It's a DIY project just waiting to happen! :)