Little island or work table? Please help me design a compromise!
The picture below has been my layout inspiration and I am going to end up with a similar layout. I have room for a 24" X 51" island. I fear a traditional island with base cabinetry in that small size will end up looking like a little box plunked down in the middle of the room.
I love the openness of this work table and I'd love the function of the open lower shelf as I'm going induction & plan on splurging on a couple Le Creuset pieces & I think they'd look great there and be in easy reach.
But, I hate to give up all that other possible storage space.
Its hard to say if I really need the storage in the island, I am gaining tons of storage compared to what I have now, but you can never have enough right? Plus, in a worktable design like the picture, you can't put an electrical outlet there, can you?
I'm using a custom cabinet shop, so they could build any design I come up with.
I'd like something to still give an open feeling, and have open storage for the cast iron, but hopefully still have some handy storage, and the option for electrical run to it.
I sketched this design, not sure I love it. Any ideas?