Engelbertina Neumann. Kitchen Islands. April 27th , 2020.
An increasingly popular island-design trend is the ”unfitted” look. Translation: The island looks like a piece of furniture, rather than a kitchen-cabinet component. Turned legs, a different counter surface and other furniture-style detailing can give the island this distinctive appearance, which is often accentuated by placing a colorful area rug beneath to soften the typically hard surface underfoot.
If you’re looking to make a statement in your kitchen, installing a Silver Wave marble waterfall island is a sure-fire way to do it. The bold addition gives this simple kitchen an element of sophistication, while bringing the playful pendant chandelier’s colours to life. Traditional French doors contrast the heavy grey and walnut palette, adding airiness to the interior.
An island doesn’t have to stop at waist level. With the proper planning and home design, you can build in a bank of cabinets above. Perfect for displaying crystal stemware and bone china or simply stashing oft-used utensils, this special storage will open up a world of possibilities in your kitchen.
Get the most from your island paradise—use the non-kitchen side as a media center. A television, stereo and all the accessories can fit comfortably within the confines of the cabinetry, and if you have small children, it’s the perfect place to keep them entertained while they remain in view.
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.
The trend nowadays is to have a portion of the island become prep area and a portion of the island dedicated to seating, if you have the space.
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.
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