Published at Sunday, May 21, 2017, 06:31:51. by Nynette Gautier in Kitchen Islands.
In the modern era, cities began to grow at an alarming rate. One of the negative effects of the industrial revolution was that a huge number of people began to migrate to cities, which led to an acute shortage of space. The architecture and civil engineering trends started changing according to the need of time and homes started presenting in different styles.
How many times do you crave for having hot, freshly prepared food and also serve it to your family? Several times, I guess. However, the thought of running back and forth to the kitchen to fetch food may tire you. Adding a breakfast bar to your kitchen will not only serve the purpose, but also add that zing to it. Also, your family and friends can sit comfortably and enjoy a delicious meal.
Whether you plan to opt for a portable or stationary type of island that works as a breakfast bar, finishing it in the best way is essential. Kitchen islands are the focal point of any cooking space and a great looking piece is sure to spice up the entire appearance of this space. So if you plan to make it contemporary go for a design with straight lines and well-defined cuts. Play up the piece with colorful laminates. You can find a huge variety in white islands for sale. These are amongst the hot picks in the category as they work well with any type of decor and design style.
Another way to design it is to use different materials to divide work surfaces. For instance, you could add a butcher‘s block (chopping board) that is a wooden surface on 1/4th of the island surface, and keep the remainder granite as a work surface. This not only serves dual purposes but also adds an element of interest.
Add a wine rack on one side of an island in an open kitchen, and a side that shows in the living or dining room. As a design element on its own, you don‘t need to do much to make it stand out. Further, you can include open shelving and have the cabinets below the island covered with glass doors to give it a unique look.
Though an island counter should ideally blend with the rest of the design, there is no harm in giving it a dash of color to have it stand out a little. The idea is to strike a balance so that it looks like a part of the décor, yet has its own identity amid the rest of the kitchen.
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