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9 Trending Kitchen Islands for 2019

Posted by Stanton Homes on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

9 Big Kitchen Islands with Photos

North Carolina Custom Home Builder Tips and Trends

Big islands in the Kitchen are the number one request for new homes in NC for 2019. Lifestyles seem to center in the Kitchen, and big islands give everyone somewhere to be.

Here are 9 top trending big kitchen islands.

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#1 Big Kitchen Island - Center sink, central storage

This big island is framed with walnut cabinetry on two sides, for easy access to storage from both the kitchen and the great room. 

The sink in the middle of the island allows for easy conversation with everyone else in the room while cooking and cleaning, with adjacent dishwasher access.

A beautiful furniture finish adds formality. 

 

#2 Big Kitchen Island - Veggie sink, microwave under the island

In this chef's kitchen designed for entertainment, the huge kitchen island has a veggie sink tucked into the corner with lots of space to spread out. 

There is spacious cabinetry under both sides of the island, and a microwave tucked under the countertop.

The kitchen island is the perfect center point for this well thought out layout. 

 

#3 Big Kitchen Island - Bold personality with tuck under sitting

 The ability to choose your own granite slab for your big island kitchen in your new custom home provides the opportunity to make the island even more of a focal point, like this artistic choice.

This big kitchen island has a veggie sink in the corner, for flexibility.

There is room enough under the island to tuck bar stools out of sight.

 

#4 Big Kitchen Island - Double islands with versatility

This upscale chef's kitchen has two islands, to separate work space and provide more versatility.

A typical sized island is in the foreground, with a microwave underneath.

A big kitchen island is to the rear, with two levels of surface, including a seating bar.

 

#5 Big Kitchen Island - Angled, for more open space

This custom designed kitchen has even more open space, with the big kitchen island angled to allow for more flow-through.

There is seating room at the back of the island, and huge storage shelving on one side. 

The kitchen island has a full size sink in the island, with the microwave tucked into the cabinetry across from the sink. 

 

#6 Big Kitchen Island - Custom designed, like the rest of the kitchen

This custom designed big island was created as part of an artistic architectural blend for a chef's kitchen accented with stone, tile, and furniture-finished premium cabinetry that includes glass doors.

There is seating on one side and a full size sink in the middle of the big island, for easy conversations and convenience.

This big kitchen island is within easy reach of double wall ovens, cooktop, and refrigerator.

 

#7 Big Kitchen Island - Long and narrow

Even when a narrow kitchen can have a big kitchen island - like this one, with six drawers, three double cabinets and a ten foot span. 

When a big kitchen island is narrow and long, it works best to keep the surface open, like this one, with the sink across from it in the countertop.

The white and light tile backsplash, countertops, cabinetry and wall color make this kitchen feel even bigger.

 

#8 Big Kitchen Island - Furniture 

This entire kitchen was created with the formality of furniture, with a big kitchen island as the center of activity. 

The big kitchen island has a veggie sink to one side, across from a full sink in the countertop. 

There is cabinetry underneath the front and back of the island, with a combination of drawers and cupboards.

A tile floor and listello accents in the tile backsplash add personality.

 

#9 Big Kitchen Island - Seating Bar with easy access to the Great Room

This classic black and white kitchen island offers a clean, open surface for cooking preparations as well as gatherings that often center around the island.

Seating at the back provides even more flexibility for this simple and effective big island solution.

Flow through from the Great Room is easy, with this open floor plan.

 

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Best Kitchen Floor Plans | Kitchens with a "Costco" Pantry

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 14:07 PM

Top 7 Best Kitchen Floor Plans for 2018

Choose your "Costco" Pantry Style

The most popular floor plans for North Carolina new home buyers are designed with ample kitchen storage - without sacrificing open square footage. One of the best ways to offer lots of shelf room is with a "Costco" style pantry.

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What is a "Costco pantry"?

Costco shouldn't really get all the credit. BJs, Sams Club or anywhere you go to stock up gives you the same result - buying in bulk is a great way to save money as long as you have somewhere to store it. That's why savvy home buyers look for ways to design a kitchen that can store their bulk buys.

If you like to stock up, an oversized pantry is an important aspect you'll want built into your new kitchen. Ask your builder what will work best with your plan: Many new home kitchen floor plans integrate a walk-in pantry in a corner of the kitchen, or just around the corner in a hallway or nook.

Here are the top 7 best kitchen floor plans with a Costco size pantry - for Raleigh North Carolina new homes.

7 Best Kitchen Floor Plans with a Large Pantry

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #1: A Costco style pantry is a large, walk-in pantry - designed for ample storage and convenience. 

When pantry size matters more than location, Costco pantries can be located anywhere that's convenient to the kitchen.

Get this pantry style: A good example of a non-corner, walk-in style pantry is in this version of the Carwile - which includes a 5x10 pantry - supplemented by island cabinets and a nearby mudroom.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

To avoid using the main pantry as a "catch all" for kitchen-related storage (such as mops, brooms, and tall cleaning supplies), a separate mudroom / laundry room was included just around the corner.

This "home hub" design is perfect for keeping storage areas distinct and uncluttered.

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Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #2: A cabinetry pantry integrated into the kitchen can supplement a walk-in pantry placed around the corner.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

 

Having two pantries can improve organization and add to kitchen storage without disrupting an open floor plan design.

Get this pantry style: When deciding between kitchen cabinets and drawers and a cabinetry style pantry, think about what type of storage you need most.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

If you often buy in bulk, consider a second pantry over "standard" kitchen storage units.

Click here to see photos of another home with two pantries - one closet style pantry and one cabinetry pantry.

 

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #3: An L-shaped walk-in pantry can maximize shelving without reducing the look, feel, and maneuverability of the kitchen.

 Get this pantry style: When choosing the best kitchen floor plans, keep in mind how close your pantry needs to be to the cooktop and refrigerator.

 

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

 

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

The further from the kitchen you go, the more long-term the storage should be.

Consider reserving a few cabinets for daily-use items, if you want to keep the Costco pantry out of central walkways.

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #4: Expanding a pantry by adding another wall of shelving can add a lot of functionality to your kitchen.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

 

Even if a plan doesn't come with a pantry that's big enough for everything you want to store, top builders can find a way to fit it in. Ask us what we can modify in the kitchen floor plan to add storage and efficiency.

 

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

Get this pantry style: In this version of the Cove, Stanton Homes added a second wall of pantry shelving by:

1. Moving the door to the garage to kitchen, where there was more space to accommodate it.

2. Removing the pantry's double doors and adding a single door between the kitchen and pantry / laundry room.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #5:       A U shaped pantry is great for "at a glance" storage.

U shaped pantries, which are actually more in the shape of a square, require more depth (and less width) than an L shaped pantry - so your selection may depend on the overall kitchen floor plan.

A U shaped pantry does not always hold more goods than an L shaped pantry - it depends on the overall square footage and shelving design.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

Get this pantry style: Many of the best kitchen floor plans place pantry and laundry room storage near each other - which creates distinct areas for food, paper goods, soaps, and supplies while containing daily necessities in a common area.

 

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #6: Angling a pantry can add more storage space.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

Get this pantry style: Ask your builder if placing your pantry at the end of a wall, as opposed to the center of the room, can allow you to angle shelving for more storage.

 

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

 

An angled pantry can also add more visibility to the storage area.

 

 

 

 

Best kitchen floor plans pantry style #7: A classic design remains one of the best kitchen floor plans with a Costco size pantry: a tucked-in corner pantry.

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

 

A corner pantry generally takes the shape of a square, rather than an "L." 

A corner pantry is located centrally in the kitchen (rather than tucked to one side).

Get this pantry style: Consider adding French doors to your pantry - doors that swing outwards can make it much easier to see everything in the pantry at a glance.

 

Best kitchen floor plans | Kitchens with a costco size pantry

More floor plans with a corner pantry:

The Treehouse - corner pantry kitchen

The Peay - corner pantry kitchen

The Maple Lane - corner pantry kitchen

The Dugan - corner pantry kitchen

 

 

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