I'm one who likes to have my cooking tools easily accessible, but with more structured organization than a simple shelf can offer. Solution: This open and well-ordered storage zone. Especially in a room with limited wall area [I speak from experience here, as my own kitchen is punctuated with a couple large windows and no fewer than five doorways], this island-based design is an innovative and practical alternative. downsviewkitchens.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.