Kitchen Island Aquarium Brings the Ocean Home

Cooking can get pretty stressful when your recipe takes you into uncharted waters. Conversely, an ocean view is widely considered the pinnacle of relaxation.

So why not take the edge off cooking by combining the kitchen with the ocean? That’s what designer Robert Kolenik did, according to Gizmodo.

In a tongue-in-cheek nod to a desert island, Kolenik designed a beautiful saltwater kitchen island aquarium.


That under-counter space is typically useful and necessary for storage, and the aquarium fixture doesn’t utilize it all. It comes in an L-shape that conceals storage and the plumbing for the built-in sink.

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The countertop itself rises at the touch of a button to allow for aquarium maintenance as-needed.