Published at Sunday, 22 December 2019. Kitchen Furniture. By Amelia Madalyn.
Maximize natural light by having windows and skylights, and keep kitchen wall surfaces light in color to reflect daylight. Custom kitchen islands work great by using pendant or recessed fixtures to direct light onto the kitchen island and other work areas. Electrical codes will likely require that electrical outlets be located on the sides of fixed kitchen islands, not on the top, to prevent electrical shock.
Cabinets in the body of the island can be used to store less frequently used appliances while open shelving filled with cookbooks or linen and towels can enhance the look of the entire kitchen.
However, the added storage brought by a kitchen island is not limited to inside the island itself. While nobody wants to suspend pots and pans from the ceiling above an empty floor, doing so above an island is a more than acceptable use of the space. Indeed, when using the kitchen island for food preparation, this only works to increase the convenience.
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