By BISmiL4hOmalleysofnyack. Kitchen Furniture. At Monday, November 04th 2019, 02:43:21 AM.
Kitchen islands work best in larger L, U or G shape kitchens. If the kitchen is too small, the kitchen island will become an obstruction and hinder easy movement. The best custom kitchen islands for small to midsize kitchens are a portable butcher block or kitchen cart for food prep or extra storage.
Materials Now that you have decided to build a kitchen island, materials are something to consider. There are many materials available to build your island with such as wood and stainless steel as well as a wide variety of countertop options like quartz or granite that will give your kitchen island an original design. Your materials should be selected to match the rest of your kitchen. A kitchen island should complement the space without overwhelming it or sticking out. Wood can give a kitchen a rustic, chic feel while natural stones like granite and quartz offer your new surface durability and timeless elegance. Stainless steel is a great surface to use for cooking and creating edible masterpieces and marble could be another alternative to a traditional design, depending on your budget.
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.
Aside from increasing the amount of workspace and providing a new dining area, a kitchen island can be designed to incorporate extra storage space for those who need it.
What of ready to install kitchen islands? As much as possible, do not buy this type of kitchen islands no matter how avant garde they may look because they may not match your overall kitchen and home decor and you will end up spending more than necessary or become dejected because one part of the house does not complement the rest.
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.