On this first day of a new year, many people are thinking and talking about change. Here's my kitchen-centric contribution to that conversation. Unlike conventional islands, the Chop & Change kitchen workbench features a modular countertop, which encourages both creativity and efficiency. You specify the size and material for each section. This is quite liberating; should you decide to get serious about baking, include a marble slab in the counter. Similarly, when your infatuation with lime green cools, switch out that quartz-based square with a new hue. mettecreates.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.