Published at Monday, May 11th 2020. by Adeline Laci in Kitchen Furniture.
The Lighting Your design for the new island in your kitchen should also include having the right lighting. Ambient lighting, although it may add drama to your kitchen, is not enough for eating, chopping or stirring. Recessed lightings work well not unless you have very high ceilings. Higher ceilings are challenging to light your island kitchen counter, thus, pendant lights are in this case because they provide direct beams of light to your island.
The idea of a play kitchen would appeal to any child that has begun taking an interest in their household chores. Everyone knows good food satisfies and comes from the kitchen, so it is appropriate that they would try and impress their parents with their pretend cooking skills. Kidkraft toys provide several kitchen sets that all have different styles and colors with them, such as a retro primary colored wooden one, and an all pink one for the little lady that wants her goodies to be just for her. Kidkraft kitchen sets are sturdy, and they must be if they intend to stand up against toddlers and children. There are several different kinds some are made of durable plastic, others of wood and metal, but all of them are made to combat little hands just learning their motor skills. These play kitchen sets are so detailed that you can see eye burners on the stove and chrome sinks to wash those dirty dishes. There are even places to hang little pot holders and cabinets to store dishes in when they are clean.
A island counter can be a great place to put a microwave, blender or mixer. Some islands can have electrical outlets installed and can allow for the operation of these appliances while they are resting on the counter. A island countertop can also have a stove top installed to allow for more cooking space in the kitchen. These islands may also need to be equipped with an exhaust fan for the stove top.
New homebuyers are not the only ones that should consider a kitchen island design for their kitchen. Some older homes with an awkward kitchen floor plan with limited space can also benefit from a kitchen island design idea. Closed off kitchens have been transformed into more open looking kitchens by lowering existing walls half way to forms islands between the kitchen and nearby living space.
Add a Sink or Two Adding kitchen appliances such as a sink to your new kitchen island will give it even more functionality and also serve as a gathering point when entertaining. A sink boosts the usability of any kitchen island by giving you another place to rinse off food and wash dishes. A sink can also be great when entertaining, so your guests can take part in the preparation of the meal without cluttering up your existing counter space around the oven and refrigerator.
Once you determine that an island will enhance your kitchen design, you have several additional options to consider. You can create another work space by adding a second sink and dishwasher into your island. This will allow a second cook to work in the kitchen or allow you to prepare two separate dishes without contaminating one with the other. The added counter space provided by your kitchen island will allow you easier food preparation by minimizing clutter and stacks of bowls and utensils.
Include a ventilation hood overhead to eliminate smoke, steam and cooking odors if your kitchen island is going to have a cooktop. The range hood should extend beyond the cooking area by 3 inches or more on the sides for proper ventilation. Using the correct fan size will ensure that removal happens as intended. Have a fan capacity of about 50 cubic feet per minute for each square foot of cooktop area.
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