The higher a counter, the less overhang it needs. (Knees bend less on tall stools). The distance between the seat and the top of the counter is always the same—12 inches—which puts the surface at a comfortable height for eating. | thisoldhouse.com | from All About Kitchen Islands
Choosing a kitchen layout depends on the space available, efficiency and convenience desired. The work triangle determines the efficiency of the kitchen. This is the area defined by the locations of the refrigerator, the range or cooktop, and the sink. A compact triangle limits the distances between these key appliances. When choosing the right layout for your home, make sure to consider the work triangle.
Ceramic tile mimics the look of weathered wood, creating a backsplash that perfectly complements this modern kitchen’s rustic-industrial vibe. Hot-rolled steel panels form the cabinetry that surrounds the cooktop, and a custom hood is made from live-edge walnut, warming up the space.