Freestanding Kitchens

Create a casual atmosphere with laid-back freestanding kitchen design.

Dream Home 2009 Kitchen

Dream Home 2009 Kitchen

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Just like the name indicates, the freestanding kitchen is designed to allow freedom throughout the kitchen. Whereas traditional kitchens make use of a continuous set of counters, freestanding kitchens divide the area, moving food preparation or a sink space to a center island.

Kitchens With Islands

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Island Paradise

Photo By: Designer, Gregory Augustine

A Better Work Triangle

From: Drury Design

Cooktop Kitchen Island

Photo By: Designer, Rouzita Vahhabaghai

Traditional Kitchen Island

Photo By: Designer, Candice Olson

Double Duty

From: Drury Design

Grab a Bite

Photo By: Designer, Phyllis Harbinger

Display Shelves

Photo By: Designer, Dave Stimmel

Make It a Galley

Photo By: Designer, Tina Muller

Give It Character

Chef’s Island

Photo By: Designer, Shane Inman

Gathering Place

Small Kitchen Island

Entertainment Central

For example, in a kitchen where food is frequently being prepared, a kitchen island with a butcher block counter or cooktop might be an option for providing more space. A kitchen island can also be designed to incorporate storage space, like drawers and shelves, and overhead ventilation can be put in place of lighting to accommodate a stovetop.

If you are seeking a repurposed piece, then look for more freestanding pieces of furniture, like a desk or dresser that can be fitted with a countertop. These details are simple, but unique, turning the kitchen space into a more comfortable room for the home.

The freestanding kitchen is the perfect option for homeowners who spend a lot of time cooking or entertaining guests. If you are choosing this kitchen style, be sure to think about your usual cooking steps in order to choose a design that will suit your needs. For example, of you want to be able to chop food and then toss it in a pan on the stove, then your food preparation area should be located next to the stovetop.

A freestanding kitchen also allows for casual dining. Create a conversational atmosphere by including pub-style seating for guests or for children to do homework after dinner.

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