Even if you’re not in the market for a kitchen island, this weekend’s New York Times piece on shopping for kitchen islands with Nate, will probably convince you otherwise. The feature, in which Nate reveals he and his family spend 80% of their time in the kitchen, and praises the island as an ideal place to congregate, is a fact-packed look at the benefits and rules of island living.
We’re obsessed with Nate’s smart advice on sizing, design, and storage – as well as plenty of creative solutions. We won’t give it all away (you’ll have to read the piece yourself for that!) but we will say that he shares a particularly genius reason to consider an island that will surely send any design fanatic straight to their kitchen with a measuring tape!
Here are the five recommendations he shares for islands to fit all sorts of requirements: ones for small kitchens, one for traditional spaces, and one that’s, as Nate puts it, “exquisitely made – really, like jewelry.” We’re sold! Read the full piece for more.
Portrait by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times