Published at Wednesday, February 12th 2020. by Regan Bethany in Kitchen Furniture.
You can add a touch of class to your kitchen by adding a kitchen island. In fact, if you build a kitchen island, it can efficiently give your kitchen a more contemporary look that will surely be a perfect focal point of the entire room. When creating a kitchen island, there are some factors you need to take into account.
The Lighting Your design for the new island in your kitchen should also include having the right lighting. Ambient lighting, although it may add drama to your kitchen, is not enough for eating, chopping or stirring. Recessed lightings work well not unless you have very high ceilings. Higher ceilings are challenging to light your island kitchen counter, thus, pendant lights are in this case because they provide direct beams of light to your island.
Island tops are usually hard wood, granite or marble, stainless steel, or butcher block, which is usually Hardrock Maple fastened end or edge grain to prevent cracking and warping.
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.
Do you feel like giving your entire house a total makeover but do not seem to know where to start? Making some minor changes to a single room, in this case your kitchen can actually create a great impact. Your kitchen is considered the heart of your home and your whole house basically goes the way of your kitchen. So if your kitchen looks appealing, so does the entire house.
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.
These tips are great to consider when designing a kitchen island, but it is always OK to stray away from these tips in order to create a personalized piece for your space. Consider your type of lifestyle and the goals for your kitchen space then go from there! It is important to consider the costs you are willing to spend on this new kitchen addition, as well as creating a cohesive and functional design. Most importantly, have fun when designing this new piece and you wont go wrong.
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