Published at Friday, March 20th 2020, 00:26:15 AM. Kitchen Furniture. By Regan Bethany.
There are unlimited resources available in choosing a kitchen island plan through the various sites in the Internet however, if you are a gifted individual with carpentry skills nothing is more satisfying than a do it yourself kitchen island plan that will certainly match the rest of your kitchen and the home in general.
Another positive point about an island is that it can be designed or customized to fit the needs of the owner. As mentioned above, many islands can house various appliances, or they can provide the storage space to take the appliances off of the kitchen counters. The kitchen island may also be used as a makeshift kitchen office space. A kitchen island can be somewhere to organize meal planning, cookbooks, or helping a child with homework, while still being able to keep an eye on what may be cooking.
The design of a kitchen island is completely up to the homeowner. Some of the islands come in a natural wood color. This allows the homeowner to keep the island counter in the natural wood finish or the counter can be stained. Before designing the countertop, the home owner should decide what look he or she is trying to achieve in the kitchen. A new trendy is to install a island top that is a bright color that does not necessarily match the already present color scheme in the kitchen. This makes the kitchen seem more artsy and funky and can make the island really stand out in the room. A homeowner may also decide that he or she wants a traditional kitchen island countertop that matches the rest of the color scheme. He or she will then need to design the kitchen island counter with the same materials and staining as the rest of the cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen.
In fact, cleverly designed kitchen islands can actually maximize space in a kitchen. Depending on your needs, this might be by providing more areas for food preparation or including extra fixtures and appliances. Including seating to double the island as a breakfast bar and adding extra storage are further ways to expand the usability of our new kitchen feature.
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.
Some features to consider in adding a kitchen island can include the oven, kitchen exhaust hood, electric switches and outlets, and storage and shelves. Finally as for the material of the island counter while you could use the same material for the island counter as you have for the kitchen counter it is.
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.