Published at Wednesday, April 15th 2020. by Adrianna Natalee in Kitchen Furniture.
Kitchen Island designs are important to consider if you think a kitchen island would fit in well with your current setup. If you have decided that a kitchen island is a good idea and it usually is, if you want more work space and or eating space, here are some things to consider so that you choose the right one for your needs and decor.
The counter and storage space that is offered by a island countertop can make a kitchen roomier and easier to use. A homeowner may find that the installation of a kitchen island top will add value to the kitchen because it is more useful and easier to navigate. A homeowner can choose the style and design of the kitchen island counter based on what he or she thinks will make the kitchen look the best. There are also many options for accessories such as electrical outlets, stove tops, casters, and extra eating space.
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.
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.
These tips are great to consider when designing a kitchen island, but it is always OK to stray away from these tips in order to create a personalized piece for your space. Consider your type of lifestyle and the goals for your kitchen space then go from there! It is important to consider the costs you are willing to spend on this new kitchen addition, as well as creating a cohesive and functional design. Most importantly, have fun when designing this new piece and you wont go wrong.
You can add food preparation surfaces underneath the island. While food preparation is part of any kitchen, it is not the most thrilling sight for others to see. Fortunately, you can create levels of preparation areas underneath the islands surface. This allows you to do whatever slicing, mixing, and other activities you need to do without everyone seeing the mess.
Provide enough clearance. That should be enough room between your island and kitchen cabinets. Specifically, three to four feet is usually adequate. If you are in doubt, provide more space, so that your family will be comfortable around the kitchen island table. In addition, when you put in your island, make sure you measure so that you sure you have enough clearance. This will help prevent mistakes or accidents because there are things that are too close to the kitchen island.
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