Published at Monday, August 21, 2017, 01:26:50 by Nynette Gautier in Kitchen Islands, with total 67 imageries.
If you need storage, opt for one with lots of drawers and closed shelves. The accessories to the island are also important, like a stove, sink, etc. Are you planning to place a microwave over it? Are you going to have stools around? One idea is to fix the electric switches and outlets for the appliances on the side walls of the island, which provide great convenience. Most of the time the exhaust hood is also included depending upon its usage.
If you have a parallel kitchen, or one with parallel work tops, having an island there will only hinder your movement around. Also, they should be to scale, and not stick out like a sore thumb. Now, even a small table can serve the purpose. The idea is to keep it in proportion with the size of the kitchen. An island counter always requires a minimum of 42 inches of space all around it, particularly if there are appliances around it. This is to enable easy movement and allow easy access to these appliances. Finally, there is no limit to the cabinetry you can have below it, but when you utilize it for the purpose of seating or decide have a breakfast bar, ensure that the counter top extends at least 6-12 inches beyond the actual cabinetry for leg room.
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.
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