Published at Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 21:35:44 PM. Kitchen Furniture. By Hannah Genesis.
Kitchen islands used to be the area where friends and family would gather as well as providing that extra counter space we cooks love so much! Kitchen islands are now not just an area to have extra counter space. They can include a stove top, prep sink, small fridge, microwave, wine cooler, bookcase, and numerous other items for the kitchen.
If you have decided that your kitchen deserves a kitchen island, there are many ways to make the design unique and creative as well. Here are five tips for you to consider when designing.
One of the largest pros to a kitchen island is having that space for friends or family members to congregate in the kitchen area. One can place bar stools, or high seated chairs up against a kitchen island which invites that comfort zone. Most of us are aware that people tend to congregate to the kitchen area, after all it is the heart of the home.
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.
Island wheel style This type of island is like a counter but has wheels. This kind is convenient to use because it does not need extra space on your kitchen. Having wheels, there is no difficulty in transferring the island from one place to the other since it is not stationary. However, installing a sink and other appliances is not possible.
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.
There are plenty of accessories to go with the Kidkraft kitchen sets as well. There are several packages of fake food items that a child can whip up in no time, along with pots, pans, and dishes. For example, one of the packages has pizza and hot dogs, as well as french fries, chicken legs, sweets and even canned goods. If a parent is looking for something specific, Kidkraft toys also provide birthday cake kits and other excellent snacks. When the play food is covered, Kidkraft has sets of eating dishes and separately sells sauce pots and frying pans so that with just a few extra dollars you can have everything a kitchen needs. As well as these basic things, there are also add on items such as toasters, microwaves and refrigerators. Some of the kitchen sets come with these appliances added on but you can still purchase them separately.