Giving a brand-new kitchen timeless character and rich personality is a challenge for the best architects and designers. One way to solve this problem is by repurposing a furniture piece for the workspace — but it’s not always easy to find the right fit, as architect Jeff Troyer discovered. He says: “We searched for months for the kitchen island, seeking something with warmth and character that would also fit the space.
"Historically, pine was an inexpensive flooring material, and the world is full of old factories and barns with pine floors. These antique, reclaimed pine floors are abundant, available for use in homes and not as expensive as you might think."