By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Tuesday, November 05th 2019, 18:38:13 PM.
When utilizing part of the kitchen as a breakfast bar or other dining space, including a recess for chairs or stools to be placed underneath when not in use is another simple design idea that helps to maximize the space available while bringing extra features to the kitchen.
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, tropical destinations are not the only type of island we can use to upgrade our lives. Adding a kitchen island is a simple way to enhance any home, and are no longer the preserve of those with swathes of floor space to spare.
There are certainly many pros to having a kitchen island. The first pro we will look at is that of extra counter space. Having resided in homes where counter space was at a minimum, the kitchen island was a life saver when cooking for larger gatherings. The second pro would be extra storage space. Who does not need extra storage space in a kitchen. One kitchen owned was so small the laundry room next to the kitchen wound up being turned into a pantry as there was next to no storage in the kitchen.
One con that was noted was placement of an island can disrupt the flow of a kitchen. The work flow in a kitchen revolves around a triangle of refrigerator, sink, and range. An island can actually disrupt the flow of this working triangle, causing more issues in preparation, cooking, and cleanup. It is important to have placement so there is not a dead zone in the kitchen, or an area of countertop that goes unused due to the placement of the island.
Another con is space. While it was mentioned previously that there are rolling islands, if space is at a premium, an island may just not be practical. There is nothing more frustrating to a cook than having something in the way when you are trying to prepare meals for your family, or yourself. If your kitchen is small, while you may long for extra storage space and countertop, an island might not be the best solution.