By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Monday, November 11th 2019, 15:50:16 PM.
Cabinets in the body of the island can be used to store less frequently used appliances while open shelving filled with cookbooks or linen and towels can enhance the look of the entire kitchen.
There are some cons of having a kitchen island. The largest one is expense. Placing a permanent kitchen island with running water and electric as many of the islands have can be extremely expensive. If one is doing a kitchen remodel, adding the electric or gas line to an island during a remodel can cost a tremendous amount of extra money. Even without electric, gas, or water, the cost of a stationary island can run into several thousand dollars, which might be better used elsewhere.
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.
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.
If you do not have the time to tackle a DIY, you can hire somebody to make a custom kitchen island that you have chosen from kitchen island design resources and kitchen island ideas all over the Internet. Just make sure that complete bill of materials is listed down to the very last nail that you will use and that the kitchen island plan you want fits perfectly in your kitchen layout.
Kitchen Islands are also available in many styles and designs such as Contemporary, Traditional, American Folk and French Country.