Here's the Bake Center with a slightly lower 32" high countertop for better leverage when you're rolling dough. We also tucked the Kitty Diner underneath so the cats can eat without getting their tails stepped on.
There's also a Vac-Pan installed right below the double ovens in the toe kick space. What's a vac-pan you ask? Well, have you ever been to a barbershop or hair dresser and after you've had your locks shorn they whip out a broom and sweep all your beautiful tresses towards a noisy slot near the floor? And then all that cut hair goes whoosh and disappears into the wall. It's basically a high powered suction device. Sweep anything towards the opening and swoooop, away it goes thru a PVC duct and into a central vac cannister. Say bye bye to your dustpan! Anyways, it's one of our favorite kitchen features. It's so convenient to just sweep away crumbs, dust, dirt, etc. and not have to pull out the vacuum cleaner for those quick cleanups.
Surprisingly, the thing that gets the most comments in our kitchen is the side-by-side full size freezer and refrigerator. Everyone wants to look inside!
Here's the island with the butcher block countertop we lovingly installed (not!) where we eat most of our meals:
Kitchen: Wall paint: Elephant Tusk (OC-8); Trim/Ceiling paint: Simply White (OC-117), all paints by Benjamin Moore; Wall Tile: 3x6 Rittenhouse Square, color Arctic White (0790) by Daltile; Cabinetry: custom, Niviya, San Jose, CA; Flooring: Kahrs Houston 2-strip, engineered oak hardwood; Soapstone Counters: M. Teixeira Soapstone; Island Countertop: John Boos; Refrigerator: Frigidaire; Cooktop: Bluestar; Range Hood: Kobe; Oven: Frigidaire Dishwasher: Maytag; Sink: Franke; Lighting Fixtures: Pottery Barn; Hardware: D. Lawless Hardware