Kitchen islands are the hottest new kitchen trend. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you should consider incorporating one into your design. Preparing meals becomes so much easier because an island provides extra counter and storage space. If you are not interested in remodeling your kitchen but would like to purchase an island anyway, you need to make sure that you have enough space. Ideally, you will have an L-shaped kitchen that is at least 100 square feet. This configuration ensures that you have room for an island and its addition will not make your space too crowded. I do not recommend adding a permanent island to smaller U-shaped or "corridor" kitchens. There simply is not enough space, but a rolling kitchen cart is always an option.
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.
Kitchen islands are perfect for those that want to create more storage space in the kitchen or need more countertop space for cooking and working. They also make a great place to sit and eat, with a range of seating styles to best fit your needs. These islands are also perfect for open plan kitchens that are combined with the a family room, as they provide a means of dividing the kitchen area from the seating and living area. As with the cabinetry in your kitchen you can select from a wide choice of materials and countertops, so you can make sure that your island fits in perfectly with the rest of the furniture and decor in your kitchen.
Robin Brunelle Kitchen Island Sunday June 30th, 2019 11:47:19 AM
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