Sacramento Kitchen Remodeler Video: How to Design Kitchen Island Legs

23As one of the most frequented and utilized rooms in your household, your kitchen should be comfortable and aesthetically appealing. If your kitchen is worn, lackluster, or simply doesn’t fit your family’s needs and tastes, it may be time for a kitchen makeover.

When designing a kitchen, there are many different aspects to consider, from the style of your cabinets to the design and location of lighting. Today, we’d like to focus on a particular kitchen design aspect—the kitchen island leg. If you have a kitchen island, you can give it the unique, sophisticated look of a well-tailored piece of furniture by adding legs.

Kitchen island legs come in every shape, size, and thickness imaginable, so you are certain to find a design that suits both the style of the island and the style of your kitchen. Speak to a Sacramento kitchen remodeler about designing kitchen island legs for your kitchen. Your contractor can help you craft kitchen island legs that add charm and architectural interest to the heart of your home.

To learn more about the process of designing kitchen island legs, check out the video below.

If you are considering having island legs installed in your kitchen, please contact Russ Johnson Construction today.


TITLE: How to Design Kitchen Island Legs

ANCHOR: Mathew’s in the kitchen today, and he’s going to be talking about some details around the kitchen island legs. Just to locate that and plan—here’s the main floor. These are the two islands in the kitchen. We’re going to be concentrating on this part. So, let’s go have a look and see what Mathew has to say.

MATHEW: Thanks, John. Let’s have a look at these island details a little bit more carefully. So, on the first island, what we’ve done is we have expressed the ends of the island to look like table legs, and the way that we’ve done that is we’ve created this piece that is 3×3 inches wide, It’s lacquered, and it goes from the countertop all the way to the floor, so it looks like a table leg.

In order to make this read in three dimensions, we’ve set back the gable ends about an inch, so this pops out. The other thing that we’ve done which is really interesting—zoom in right here—is we’ve created a bit of a reveal between a three-quarter-inch countertop and the top of this leg to make the countertop look like it’s floating.

The other thing to pay attention to is the toe kick, because the toe kick here, we’ve done in the same redwood as this floating millwork piece, which divides the living and dining room from the kitchen.

That’s one of the island details, so let’s come around and look at the other islands. So the other island is in this red mahogany wood, and its legs are slightly different. We have a wider leg because we wanted to include our electrical outlets on the side of it. So this is just more of a utilitarian leg that comes all the way to the ground. And then our cabinetry is set back not as much as the other one—just about three quarters of an inch.

The reason why we’ve done it this way is because if you come around—this is where we’ve actually carved out underneath the island for our stools. Our stools are going to tuck up underneath this. So this rail, which actually supports the weight of the stone top, wraps around from the leg, and all the way down to the end cabinet. It provides a structural support for a granite top, and is also the place where we tuck our stools underneath.

ANCHOR: So remember, in kitchen design, little details can make a big difference. To learn more about this house, go to our website:

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