One solution is to add legs to the end of the island and replace only the island granite with butcher block countertop that has a bow shape since that can accommodate more stools.
Another idea is to shift the granite towards the dining table and add a butcher block insert.
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Or we could add on a table extension like the one below. I think this would be an extremely difficult look to pull off as I don't want the extension to look like an after thought.
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|Martha O’Hara Interiors|
Here is our kitchen now. I do love the look of our giant cutting board on the island, which makes me think that butcher block on the island is the way to go.
You can't tell from this photo, but we have a banquette bench at the end of the island now for folks to sit on while we eat at the table. This photo makes me LOVE our kitchen. Too bad it doesn't always look like this.
How do you cope with your not quite perfect kitchen?