Published at Monday, August 21st 2017. by Nynette Gautier in Kitchen Islands.
The first thing to consider is the area available for the installation. Start by measuring your kitchen. While doing this, don‘t count the total area, measure only the available free space. This means excluding your counter, appliances like the fridge, furniture such as the cabinets, and any other items occupying the floor area. Now, you have to fit the island in this area, accordingly opt for the size. Always remember that you need to keep enough space to move around the island.
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.
How about combining your personal bar with the kitchen island? It can save a lot of space and also give an elegant look. Bar top kitchen islands can be used to place your wine bottles and stemware along with the food served. Some islands are equipped with cabinets for storing all the bar accessories, and also provide enough working space. You can also place a wine rack on the island top for your guests.
Today kitchen islands have become a popular element of kitchen furniture. While the simple and basic islands are still preferred by many, you will get to see pieces offering much more than that extra countertop in your cooking space. A countertop is definitely an important part of the cooking area. Kitchen islands with a breakfast bar and stools are amongst the latest designs which convert the simple countertop into a multifunctional surface. Browse through the images and you are sure to love the designs. These multifunctional islands can be further designed according to your taste and can be ordered to rightly fit in your kitchen and taste of style. So here are some design ideas on the same which you can consider opting for.
There are almost countless uses of this piece of kitchen furniture which, generally, has a smooth flat top surface and excellent storage space. People tend to used the kitchen island for storage, as a dining table, cutting surfaces, etc.
When other elements are finalized, it‘s time to look at the material to be used. This will mainly depend on your budget. If the budget is not a problem, you can go for the best material for making one. There are also those available at a lesser cost. Perfect laminate or wood finish, decorative drawers and cabinet handles, and an elegant counter top will give a posh look to the island. Make sure that the counter top is exactly the same as your existing kitchen counter top. Also the laminate used needs to match the existing cabinets and furniture in case of remodeling. For outdoors consider the type of outdoor furniture placed around. The counter top will essentially be a few inches larger than the base. Make sure the borders and corners are well finished.
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