Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Cooking Essential - Kitchen Island

When my husband and I were given the opportunity to purchase a renovated cottage as our first home we jumped at the chance. I loved the character and the details the house had that other newer housed just never had. 

I didn't love the functionality of the kitchen.

For a long time I made due with the lack of counter space and cabinets. I bought a distressed looking pantry cabinet and tried to be extremely organized enough to work on counter space the size of a large cutting board.  After a while I just gave up and started looking for kitchen islands. Finding the perfect kitchen island is akin to finding meaning in a Vin Diesel movie. 

It's not easy...

So for a few years I searched and searched for one. I never thought to look at Ikea. We didn't have one in our city and it never occurred to me until I found it on their website. It was called Stenstorp and when I saw it in person it was though light was shining down on it and I had finally found the one...

For those of us with small kitchens we have to make due with what we have but ever since I got that kitchen island, I feel like I finally have a space I can call my own.


  1. It seems to suit your needs and mercifully fits into your kitchen. It was a real find. I'm new to your blog and I've been poking around. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my visit. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thanks so much for your kind compliment!

    I agree I'm lucky the island mercifully fit into my kitchen. If we ever move, I'll have to disassemble it to take it out again.

  3. What a great solution! I have a similar problem - my kitchen is large, only 1 wall with counters/cabinets. I bought an old garage work table and it's our island/breakfast table. Your floors are absolutely gorgeous...I'm a floor person, that's the first thing I look at in pics - is that weird? First time at your site - love it.

  4. That is a great work surface, and very cute!

  5. Love the "Clueless" reference :)


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