Turned Legs, that is. Sometimes we call them Island Legs or Posts, but they can also be used elsewhere in the kitchen design, not just at an island. They are a great way to add a more furniture-like appearance to your kitchen. They can create a homey feeling, an upscale vibe, or a contemporary accent. In many cases, they are practical, too. They may be used to support a stone countertop overhang at a seating area. Legs (or half-legs) can also be used as the decorative front for a spice pull-out (see photos). And they make a handsome accent to bookcase cabinets as well.
There are so many shapes, sizes, and styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming. With the help of your Kitchen Designer, you can select the perfect leg to coordinate with the style of your kitchen, and also the best place to use these legs as decorative accents. For some kitchens, we have ordered completely custom legs that required highly detailed drawings with dimensions. That’s a great option for someone who wants a one-of-a-kind leg to add some unique style.
The same leg in different finishes (stained and painted-glazed) helps to unify the design elements in this two-toned kitchen.
You can see how this leg adds some attractive detailing to this cherry kitchen, while also concealing a useful pull-out spice rack.
The legs below are a few of the possible selection choices for style, size, and shape. These are from Hardware Resources which is one of the many sources for unfinished island legs and posts. Legs can make a great design statement in your kitchen!