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10 Wallet-Friendly Kitchen Island Ideas

From the Wallet of a college freshman to a fresh millionaire

A modern kitchen island with a concrete top for a “Millionaire Wallet” owner.

Alright, folks, let’s talk about this modern kitchen island with a concrete top. We’re talking about a townhouse in Antwerp, Belgium, by Sculp[IT], and let me tell you, it’s built like a tank.

First off, we’ve got a facade that’s all about maintaining its historicity and an interior that’s all about space and light. But let’s get to the good stuff: the world’s largest pivoting window. I mean, we’re talking 3 meters wide and 6 meters high. That’s like a whole football field of glass pivoting on a single point.

Now, breaking down the back section of the building allowed for some pretty sweet views of the garden from the different floors. And speaking of floors, we’ve got a triplex in the new rear extension.

But let’s focus on the ground floor, where we’ve got a kitchen with concrete tabletops, an island that can be moved onto the terrace (because why not?), and an informal eating area. And let’s not forget the ample storage places and garage.

Moving on up, we’ve got dining and sitting space on the older first floor, with a new section incorporating a suspended office. And on the second, third, and fourth floors, we’ve got two large bedrooms with bathrooms in between that combine the old style of the structure with a new approach. And let me tell you, the bathroom and bedroom areas feature “en enfilade” double doors. That’s just a fancy way of saying different rooms share one view.

Now, let’s talk construction materials. We’re talking polished concrete coating the inside and outside terrace on the same level. And for the walls, we’ve got painted masonry. But let’s not forget about the laser-cut, tailor-made windows that use insulated glass from Saint Gobain and weigh two tons with their frames.

So there you have it, folks. This kitchen island with a concrete top is not for the faint of heart. But if you’ve got the chops to handle it, you’re in for one heck of a ride.

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