If you are simply installing a new top on your island, or a small section of your kitchen, it is possible to do it yourself. There are many videos online about the steps involved. Once you have measured and planned your project accurately, you will need to work with your local metal fabrication shop to have the top made and wrapped over your wooden base.
The kitchen of this lakeside villa designed by Belatchew Arkitekter receives light from two sides. It has counters on two walls that face each other and both of them have large windows that completely replace the backsplash. The windows bring in light but, more importantly, offer wonderful views of the nearby lake and surrounding landscape.
When the kitchen has such a great potential for a wonderful view, it‘s a real shame to ignore it. This is a residence located in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Its kitchen is open and spacious and it compensates for the lack of windows with a skylight, a white-based color palette and an amazing panorama window instead of a backsplash.