By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Monday, November 04th 2019, 02:40:17 AM.
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.
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.
The kitchen island as a stand alone platform in the middle of the kitchen provides convenience and efficiency by creating more workspace. When the island is located in the center of the kitchen more space in automatically created. In most situations a kitchen island is the ideal way to separate the kitchen from the living room. If the kitchen island has cook top, sinks or pull out drawer refrigerators then this accommodates greater convenience and socializing since one can do dishes and preparation while conversing with guests in the living room. There are endless uses for kitchen islands.
Either way, installing a kitchen island is a quick and effective way to add more surface area for the all important washing, peeling, mixing and chopping.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today is consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
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.