New Islands Bring Function, Versatility to Kitchens Photos
GENSUN CASUAL LIVING
This outdoor kitchen island from Gensun Casual Living accommodates many medium and large size natural gas, propane or kamado grills. It features an 18-inch drawer cabinet, a 30- to 42-inch grill cabinet, a 24-inch door cabinet or appliance opening, and a 48-inch fire pit cabinet with countertop. The island portion has room for six counter-height stools. www.gensuncasual.com
The new Junction kitchen island from Hammary is crafted in pine solids and veneers for an urban farmhouse look. The marble worktop and casters make it especially functional for a modern kitchen. It retails for about $1,199 and will be available in stores and online this fall. www.hammary.com
The Dripping Springs kitchen island is a new addition to Hooker Furniture’s Hill Country collection. Inspired by the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country, this group features rustic white oak veneer that is cracked before the finish is applied, giving it an authentic, weathered look. The saddle brown finish with aged black highlights, solid bluestone top and custom hardware with a pewter finish complete the look. It offers a built-in serving tray with removable serving utensil storage and a built-in cutting board. This piece will be available in stores in the fall of 2017. Suggested retail is $2,999.
The name of Trisha Yearwood’s new collection for Klaussner Home Furnishings was inspired by a conversation with her husband about the joy of “Coming Home” after being on tour. The kitchen island in this collection is perfect for bringing family together, with its warm “wheat” finish and counter-height gathering space. www.klaussner.com
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray now has collaborated on three furniture collections produced by Legacy Classic Furniture, two of which feature kitchen islands. In the more contemporary Highline group, the 60-inch island has a butcher-block top, drawer storage, wine bottle shelves, towel bars and an integrated trash receptacle. A removable block in the counter allows waste to be deposited directly from the work surface above to the trash can below. About $3,125. http://www.legacyclassic.com.
Bungalow is the latest of five furniture collections in the Paula Deen Home brand from Universal Furniture. The stainless-steel topped kitchen island in this new group is loaded with country charm, from its turned wood legs to its soft “Oleander” finish. Four deep storage drawers offer ample storage on one side, while the other features an overhang for pulling up counter-height stools. About $2,475. www.universalfurniture.com