Last spring Sunset ran a project that invited readers to vote on and help design a dream kitchen. The whole kitchen has been built since then, and contrary to what might be expected from a design-by-committee process, we actually love it. The principal thing we like in this interesting kitchen is the circular island.
We really like that large expanse of workspace at the center of the kitchen, a workspace that doubles as an inviting and friendly bar for guests. We have such a hard time entertaining in the kitchen, since it's hard to chat with guests and work at the same time. This island just looks like it would make that part of entertaining a little easier.
We also like the built-in drinks cupboard in the kitchen (a wine fridge!) but its placement behind the stove (and chef) seems a little awkward for guests.
What do you think? Would you ever install a circular or semi-circular island?