By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Saturday, January 18th 2020, 12:56:39 PM.
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.
Island living may be the dream, but installing a kitchen island is a reality that is available to even those with smaller kitchens. In helping to extend the workspace, providing an additional dining area and bring more storage options, there is a lot more to a kitchen island than meets the eye.
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.
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 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.
You can add food preparation surfaces underneath the island. While food preparation is part of any kitchen, it is not the most thrilling sight for others to see. Fortunately, you can create levels of preparation areas underneath the islands surface. This allows you to do whatever slicing, mixing, and other activities you need to do without everyone seeing the mess.