The concealed hood alleviates these two issues. Aesthetically, having the hood integrated into the cabinetry creates a streamlined look with no interruption to the eye. You have the ability to add architectural elements for interest as well. For instance, this one is paneled but we also added a curve. The end result provides a functional and beautiful option.
To enhance the interior placement of the kitchen, we created a dramatic custom light well detail above the island. This element provides a strong visual anchor and literally funnels natural light into the space during the day and soft ambient light at night.
Select the right lighting based on the size of the space—and counter you're covering. Many islands are accommodated by two or three small pendants, but some require as many as four small lights or alternatively fewer large lights. In this instance, two large Glendale Chandeliers perfectly cover a long marble island.
Smaller spaces are being opened up to incorporate broader entertainment functions. Often we are removing walls between kitchen and dining rooms and including an open island or peninsula to connect the two. This enables us to expand the size and functionality of kitchen and dining areas and allows these spaces to serve several purposes.