Published at Saturday, March 21st 2020. by Amelia Madalyn in Kitchen Furniture.
A kitchen island counter is easy to design and install and can add value and usefulness to a kitchen. A kitchen island top may be needed by a homeowner because a kitchen does not provide enough counter, cabinet or eating space. Even a small island countertop can make a kitchen feel easier to move around in and prepare food in. A kitchen island top can also be equipped with different accessories, making it even more helpful to store kitchen utensils and appliances.
If you have a smaller kitchen space, that does not mean that you can not add island space to your kitchen. A portable kitchen island or food preparation cart can add usable surface area in a smaller space. You can store the cart out of the way most of the time, and then roll it out for use during meal preparation. The movable island can match your kitchen cabinets or it can have a completely different style, the choice is yours.
Kitchen islands are a tricky item to successfully add to your kitchen design, but well worth considering when you are remodeling your kitchen. You may be surprised at the increase in convenience in meal preparation and added counter space an island will provide. But, it is hard to visualize the space required and the best size for any island addition, so be sure you get all the information you need to make the best decision for your kitchen.
What kind of colors and materials do I want? Some kitchen sets are made all out of one kind of material for example, everything is made out of wood, or all the pieces are plastic others have a mixture for example, wooden cabinets with a plastic refrigerator. The most common type of material in a kitchen set is wood, either painted white or stained a certain color oak, maple, walnut, pine, cherry. There are many types of hand painted kitchen sets, either plain all painted blue or black, for example, or decorated. You can purchase kitchen sets that are very simple in terms of style and materials, or very polished you can buy furniture with marble countertops, stylized cabinets, or padded chairs. Just keep your desired style and your budget in mind as you shop around.
In order to make a kitchen island work, you need a fairly large kitchen space to ensure enough space around the island to move freely. If your space is large enough to accommodate an island, then a kitchen island will provide more counter space and more storage space. In an extremely large kitchen you can create two separate work triangles, or reduce the size of the main work triangle, increasing the efficiency of your design. To help you with the design element of incorporating an island an experienced designer is input will be invaluable. The arrangement of the appliances and service supplies may change when you add an island into your design.
Besides meal preparation, the kitchen can become a gathering area for family and friends if there is enough space. Since so much happens in the kitchen on a regular basis, getting the layout right is important. The kitchen island can serve as an additional eating area, and food preparation can easily be done there. In a large kitchen, the kitchen island can shorten the distances within the working triangle sink, refrigerator and range or cooktop and make it more efficient.
What look am I going for in the kitchen? Your kitchen can have a modern, classic, polished, homey, or rustic look, just for example. Some kitchens come with marble counter tops. Other kitchen sets have beautiful, bright hand painted decor. You may want your kitchen to look lived in, or you may want something more sophisticated. Explore several different types of kitchen sets you may be surprised at what you like best.
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