Published at Thursday, January 4, 2018, 09:37:55. by Yvette Marechal in Kitchen Islands.
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.
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.
Kitchen islands are not only functional, in that they provide an additional working space in the kitchen, they are a great way to enhance the overall appeal of the area. Best suited to open kitchens that are L-shaped, they may also be great for those with a single counter. In an enclosed kitchen, one that is not so large, it may be more of a hindrance than a utility. In any case, island counters have the capacity to add the perfect aesthetic value to a kitchen that no amount of cabinetry or decoration will do. Here, we discuss some ideas, but not before learning about some basics.
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.
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.
The designs can be as fancy or as minimalistic as you want them to be. They depend on your choice, and the space available around. Keeping these two factors in mind, you may choose from any of the following ideas.
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