I'm with you. Functionality wise, island...Look wise...table hands down! If your kitchen is big enough, I say go table! I have always obsessed over those last two kitchens...to die for!
I love that idea. I especially love the first photo.
I just L O V E an eat-in kitchen, it's my favorite kind! They're so practical and these are drop dead gorgeous. Thanks for sending me to your post today it's beautiful. So funny we used the same pic, and I almost said in my post how I adore a kitchen with a table versus an island, ha ha.
Love the table look but the island is more practical. Great pictures, I love the chandelier in that last photo.
Ia m am island girl, in all senses, LOL! But with the kitchen I have to think about the way that we live. We do entertain a lot and I find the island to be more conducive to that than having a table in the center. Now, with that being said we do have our large kitchen table next to the kitchen in a nook area. I just love being able to dress up the island with platters, flowers, and candles while the table is left untouched for guest to sit around. I am sure if we had more of a galley style kitchen then the table might seem like a great option, but so far we haven't had they style...maybe in the next home. xo
I really really wanted to do this in my new kitchen but I didn't have the depth to allow for it. Absolutely adore the look.
I just can't imagine not being able to turn around and work at an island. I need that functionality. I like an island with an eating area on the other side. But I LOVE having a combined eat-in kitchen with an eating area next to the kitchen so that both are opened to each other. So I guess in a way, I like the best of both worlds? ;P
I love the look of the table vs island. I just know our family and pushing in their chairs is not their priority. i can envision myself tripping over stray chair legs:o
Which do I prefer? Umm, every. single. one. Those are some dang gorgeous kitchens!!! Makes me daydream of demolition and no-budget renovations. *sigh*
My preference is a table. I bought a work table while designing the new kitchen, but couldn't make it work without an island. The kitchen needed a prep sink and storage. Compromised with a table end on the island that seats three. The work table is going in the old kitchen turned sewing-laundry-garden-coat-utility room.
I just moved and now have an island after having a table that i thought i loved for years in a previous residence. An island is my vote! So much more functional for me!
I'm torn. I love the space a table gives to the kitchen the most. But, personally, I would HAVE to have the storage that an island brings. Maybe a table with some storage would work!xoxoLila Ferraro
Love that last shot. Why not have both??
Gotta love Tommy's kitchen (the last one pictured) a.k.a "your favorite". It has the right amount of everything. I love it too.
that 5th one makes me swoooon!
So hard! I like the storage of an island, but loving the welcoming, sit and stay a while feel the table gives. If I did a table, I'd have to have LOTS of storage space elsewhere.Fun to see what you're considering and imagining!xo,Linsey
I love the look of the table but the island has so much storage.
When I did my kitchen I went for the island - only due to storage issues. But, I tryed to make the island look like a piece of furniture so it would not appear so built-in. I'm happy with the results.www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com
We have an old farm table in our kitchen that I had raised to counter height. We have 4 stools around it, so it serves as both a table and an island. The best of both worlds! www.pimpmybungalow.blogspot.com
I love the look of a table in the kitchen. So functional and practical. As long as you have the space for it, I say go for it!
Me again! A thought for you: an island with a dine-in counter at the end. I've got that in my kitchen and love it. Here's a pic if that helps:http://www.llhdesignsblog.com/2011/02/day-in-life-of-homemama.htmlI've also seen it done where the island drops down to table height, so it's an island with a table connected. Maybe a happy middle ground?Xo,Linsey
Hope you had a blast in Atlanta! Did you peek in Savvy Snoot, too? I bet you were dying in Bungalow--a neutral heaven (I love it so).Table all the way--I just love it.
Totally agree! I cannot so much as argue. I do prefer tables than islands too. They give a nice and homey feel that everyone is looking for. I am so addicted to photo #4! I love antique wood and this one looks just like it. I’m really glad I found your blog (reminds me of opting for recycled park benches in case I want to purchase outdoor furniture). I finally have someone to share my preferences with. Thanks for sharing!