Waldo Gaertner. Kitchen Islands. April 26th , 2020.
Built in kitchen islands come in a variety of styles and shapes in addition to the galley island. An L-shaped island is large and therefore yields great storage and additional seating space. A downside of this is that it blocks a considerable portion of the kitchen space.
Many timber home owners are finding that when it comes to designing ample kitchen space, one island simply isn’t enough. Dual islands with designated work zones and specialized storage areas are cropping up more and more, giving the kitchen ample surface space for multiple chefs to perform their culinary magic.
Kitchen islands are the most frequently requested kitchen-design element in homes. Check out this array of kitchen island photos and design ideas.
Kitchen islands are common in modern kitchens. Other than providing workspace, they also allow people to sit and eat in the kitchen. They are often the focal point in the kitchen as they are placed in the centre.
This countertop is used primarily for food preparation. Its location allows for easy movement around the kitchen without pushing over guests or cooks. It is an elegant solution to finding usable workspace in your kitchen while creating a pleasant gathering area. You can also use it to divide the kitchen and living room if you have an open-plan house.
Some islands are for preparing food. Often they have a prep sink or a kitchen cook top in them. This can be a good area to put an under-counter microwave or a wine fridge in also.
Some islands are more for eating or socializing. These islands can be bar height or table height and usually have countertop overhangs to sit at. One think to consider, though: if you use your island for seating, consider a wood counter top. Stone is a cold surface for sitting at.
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