The advantages of the double island versus the U-shape is the additional access into and out of the kitchen around the second island. It creates extra room for people to gather and makes for shorter walks by the cook to the dining area. One other not too little advantage is by losing some of the cabinets and countertop space your cost is going to be a little lower too since you're using less material.
The disadvantage is that you lose some lower cabinets and coutertop space so your lay-out is going to look different.
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Writing it out like this makes the analyst brain of mine pretty much conclude that the double island design makes more sense.
So, we can now go back to our kitchen designers and tell 'm they can redo their quotes and designs...
Oh the joys of building a custom home and an analytical brain... ;-) Print this post