Many kitchens today feature a center island for extra workspace and
socializing with the cook. This kitchen contains a two-tiered island,
with butcher block from IKEA on one side and a black granite bar with pull-up stools on the other.
the durability of manufactured hardwoods, Megan says it's more
contemporary to have wood floors in the kitchen now because they can get
wet. On the walls, the light robin's-egg blue-green color is Saybrook
Sage by Benjamin Moore. The cream color of the cabinets is Alexandria
Beige by Benjamin Moore.
"The kitchen's turning into a
multipurpose room where people can do everything from homework to
eating," Megan says. "With our busy schedules, it's very common and
popular to have a peninsula in the kitchen so that one person can
prepare food while someone else is eating or talking with them."