Published at Friday, February 14th 2020. by Adeline Laci in Kitchen Furniture.
You can outfit your kitchen island design with storage drawers and cabinets for kitchen utensils and a myriad of other things in order to maximize the space used up by kitchen island after it is constructed. If the fancy strikes you, you can even opt for a mobile kitchen island design which you can roll out to the patio for those times when your family wants to enjoy a barbecue at the backyard! Or you can have a mobile and fixed kitchen island if you desire.
Should your kitchen island be post legs open design, or cabinet style? Both of these styles can help to complement any kitchen. When choosing either style, make sure to consider the form and function of your island. For instance, if you are using the island for more than a table, then the cabinet style island would be a wise option. However, if you want the island to be an area strictly to eat and chat then consider one with post legs.
Despite being a single installation, a well designed kitchen island can fulfill multiple roles. One of the best ways to make this as seamless as possible is to choose a multilevel design.
Levels If you decide to go the smaller sized route when constructing your island that does not necessarily mean that you have to give up surface area. Adding a second level of a different height to your design will give the piece additional functionality. Multiple levels can be used for different functions such as a place for a cutting board or book shelf, or as a breakfast bar with stool beneath it. These alternative designs can help give your kitchen island a more customized appeal.
To help make this new area as practical as it can be, consider adding the same fixtures and appliances you find in the original workspace. An extra sink with running water, a stovetop, electrical sockets for blenders and whisks, and space for garbage and recycling bins can save a lot of walking to and fro.
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.
Some newer kitchen island ideas include the following features rolling islands that can be used where a large island wont fit, granite topped islands, and islands with furniture like features such as pilasters.
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