Forgo a kitchen table. Debbie says, “Before, we had a table as well as a small island. Getting rid of it meant more floor space, and now we use the island for everything: informal buffet-style entertaining, surfing my iPad for recipes and a place for Lia to paint, make art projects and write stories.”
Susan designed a deeper-than-average island with Lia in mind. “There are cupboards on either side. One is a pull-out that stores small appliances, and the other is officially Lia’s. It holds her cereals, snacks and dishes so she can help herself.”
Take a look inside this family’s home, who made a few small but significant changes (like ditching the kitchen table) to create a farmhouse industrial kitchen, while still respecting its classic heritage.