As you can see from the floor plan to your right, this is a big kitchen. The homeowners wanted two islands if possible. Islands are sometimes hard to fit in a kitchen because they need a certain amount of space around the island - 42" for one cook or 48" for a two cook kitchen. A walkway should be at least 36".
The smaller island is part of the prep area. It has a small sink since it is closest to the refrigerator. It also has a bookcase and a cabinet for cookie sheets and muffin pans. The tray base cabinet is closest to the double ovens.
There is plenty of storage space in this kitchen. There is a utility cabinet beside the refrigerator, There are deep pot and pan drawers below the cooktop and there is a lazy susan cabinet in both the upper and lower corner cabinets.
Appliances are a critical component of every kitchen. They must be purchased before hand so the designer knows how to fit the cabinets around them. In this kitchen we have a 36" French Door Refrigerator with cabinets built in around it. A special oven cabinet had to be ordered for the 30"GE Profile and a 36" cabinet base was ordered for the 36"GE Profile cooktop. The cabinets are Kraftmaid in Hickory wood with a Honey Spice finish.
The kitchen turned out beautifully and my clients are very happy.