Navy blue island installed (mostly)! 8 pix
The navy blue island has been installed! It took the installer two 8-hour days, and he still has to finish up a few things. He said he way under-quoted our job. (Hate when that happens!) It is 10' long and 36" wide right now. There will be a 15" overhang on the end and on one of the sides (by the doorwall) for seating. The marble was templated yesterday; installation date is 5/14.
The island has 4 drawers that have glass fronts and the cabinet maker made them wrong, so they have been shipped back. Also, had to order more of the decorative panel along the bottom as installer ran out of that. After the marble is on, he will embellish the top of the 4 corner posts so they will look nicer. There is a warming drawer on the working side and the front of the drawer matches my island drawers (it has 2 pulls on it). The tall 12" cabinet will have inserts for baking sheets, platters, etc.
The lighting in most of the pictures makes the blue look really bright. It is actually very dark. Matches our walls. Sherwin Williams naval. I've attached a picture of both of my marble slabs too. Statuarietto marble, 3cm, honed, ogee edge.
There is 48" between the front of the stove and the island. Also 48" between the perimeter counter and the working side of the island. The other length (by the pantry and desk) have about 4' too. I'm attaching, as the last picture, a shot from the dining room after day 1 of work (no fancy bottoms, etc). The island didn't seem to "make my kitchen smaller" as I thought it would, but I think after the marble is installed it will seem smaller.