Island with cooktop and large decorative venthood
Photo: Mark Luthringer
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Different Counter Heights

An island with a cooktop allows the chef to socialize while making meals. Here, the cook can prepare food on the six-burner cooktop and serve guests sitting on the stools.

If your customers have small children, they might want to think twice about this kind of arrangement. Clumsy kids could easily spill their juice cup from the higher counter down into a sizzling frying pan on the lower level.

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