A counter-height table provides extra prep space.
The kitchen in the 2008 Princess Margaret Hospital Showhome has a large dining/work island that's both practical and inviting. The height of the island makes it ideal for extra counter space, while the openness underneath accommodates high dining chairs, making it the perfect spot for guests to perch while dinner is being prepared, or a casual hub for family dinners. The rustic bleached oak chandelier adds to the casual, country feel of the kitchen.
For more island inspiration, see our Kitchen Tables As Islands photo gallery.