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Source: Fairfax County Times

A food prep island, strategic storage and artful finishes turn a 50-year-old kitchen into a functional family gathering space
By John Byrd

An island of sanity
The value of a mid-kitchen food preparation surface cannot be overstated – even in tight spaces. True, you’ve got to allow a circumference wide enough for two people to pass without collision. But a kitchen island has so many functions: useful surface, cooking station, at-hand storage, customized “essentials” drawer, protective barrier, and traffic regulator – all perfectly situated between refrigerator and sink, pantry and breakfast table. Command and control is the operative idea, certainly more than…<Read more>