By BisM1lLahbyeenergy. Kitchen Island. At Tuesday, January 28th 2020, 08:19:02 AM.
Take the opportunity to make your kitchen island mutli-functional because there's lots of options to choose from. Just about any appliance can be built into it including cook tops, under-the-counter refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers and trash compactors. Deep drawers provide a place to store bulky cookware and pullout shelves allow for more easy access. Pick a countertop for your island that matches your other counters or make it stand out by using a contrasting material. Also, your choice of cabinetry and decorative elements can make your island into a real quality item, similar to a fine furniture piece.
One of the popular options right now in kitchen island lighting is to go with lighting that is built into a pot rack. This does double duty, giving you a place to hang your pots and pans as well as lighting to be able to prepare food without worrying about cutting yourself with a chef's knife because you couldn't see what you are doing. If you don't want to get a lighted rack, you can go with ceiling mounted lighting instead. While some homeowners like recessed "can-style" lighting that's flush mounted into the ceiling, others prefer to use pendant lighting since these can be aimed at various work spaces, not only adding the light you need, but adding drama as well, especially if you use dimmer switches on all the lights.
Another great option to consider is the Kitchen Island with Oak Drop Leaf Top in Black Finish. While it does not have a granite top like the other models, it does offer a sophisticated looking kitchen island. It also features black shelving and cabinets to help showcase a classic look. There is plenty of storage space for anyone who is looking to hide some of their kitchen equipment and products. It also features a table flap, so that you can quickly add more seating if you have guests over. This also makes a great piece of furniture to cook and prep meals on.