Published at Friday, May 05th 2017. by Charmayne Bousquet in Kitchen Islands.
You can opt for colored laminates perfectly matching with laminates used for the rest of the cabinets and furniture pieces in the kitchen. Also, make sure that you try to maintain uniformity in countertop type and color. Else, adding countertops like glass or stainless steel is also a great idea as these go with any type of existing countertops in cooking space. If your kitchen cabinets have a natural wooden finish you can have the same for this island with a breakfast bar and create a rustic styled kitchen decor. In this case add wooden stools or chairs only instead of the trendy colorful bar stools. If your kitchen has a dual color theme, have two sets of bar stools to match the theme and line them in alternating colors. You can also have one color for the base of the island and another color for its countertop.
If you want to customize the design, try having the counter in various shapes. Circular, wedge-shaped, angular, perfectly square, or long and rectangular with a rounded or a semi-circular edge is another great way to add that style and dynamism.
The L-shaped island is an extension of your kitchen cabinet. You will need to plan this piece of extension while building the cabinet itself. These cannot be incorporated later on. Also, they are not mobile. This island uses minimum space, with the breakfast bar attached to the rest of the cabinet. This makes the room look spacious.
Once you finalize the size of the island after checking out the area available, you can further decide on the placement. The usual idea is to place it at the center, without touching the walls, but you can choose from other options. You can place it in between the kitchen and the living room. This style is very popular these days, where the islands are used as a partition between the living room and the kitchen in place of a wall. Another idea is to place it in between the kitchen and the dining area.
If you are a minimalist and don‘t like bulky furniture, just a long rectangular table with two chairs around it can do the trick. You could also use a table on wheels to make your island counter portable, or mount old storage cabinets on casters and use them as a mobile island counter, which you can keep aside when you want to give your kitchen a larger appeal. This is a particularly great idea for small spaces.
You first need to decide the reason of installing the island. The plans will vary according to your needs. Do you need some extra workplace? Are you opting for it so as to have extra storage? Do you just want one for enhancing the look of your kitchen? If you want it just for giving a grand look to the room, all you need is some classy material for making this. You can opt for the most stylish designs, which might not have many storage options.
Copyright © 2017 PRUCC. Simple Kitchen Designs. All Rights Reserved.
DISCLAIMER: All wallpapers and backgrounds found here are believed to be in the "public domain". Most of the images displayed are of unknown origin. We do not intend to infringe any legitimate intellectual right, artistic rights or copyright. If you are the rightful owner of any of the pictures/wallpapers posted here, and you do not want it to be displayed or if you require a suitable credit, then please contact us and we will immediately do whatever is needed either for the image to be removed or provide credit where it is due. All the content of this site are do not gain any financial benefit from the downloads of any images/wallpaper.