Published at Tuesday, November 14th 2017. by Vicq Lefort Lefort in Islands.
If you prefer to have a small kitchen island, you may want to consider the size of your kitchen, how deep you want it be and its length. It should not be too deep, too long or too big for your kitchen area. It also should not get in the way of your other appliances in your kitchen. Bear in mind also during the process of your kitchen designs that the island will not block any of your kitchen pathways. It is a great help for the kitchen. That is why adding it should not cause any problem for you or your guest that may enter your kitchen.
One con that was noted was placement of an island can disrupt the flow of a kitchen. The work-flow in a kitchen revolves around a triangle of refrigerator, sink, and range. An island can actually disrupt the flow of this working triangle, causing more issues in preparation, cooking, and cleanup. It is important to have placement so there is not a dead zone in the kitchen, or an area of countertop that goes unused due to the placement of the island.
Having a second sink is very practical so adding a sink on the island is a good option for your kitchen design. Or if you want, you may also put a chiller for your wine or a small fridge for a more modern look. You may also put chairs or stools beside the island so that you can have a little chit chat with your friends or family while you are preparing the food or even make it as a second dining area. There are a few possible ways that you can do on your kitchen island, just be sure in what you want.
When choosing a light for your kitchen take your time and find a light that will fit the space that your are trying to light. You don‘t want to have a light that is to over powering. But at the same time you don‘t want a light that is undersized. One key design factor with lighting is that you want it to be noticed but you don‘t want it to be the total focal point of your kitchen.
Include a ventilation hood overhead to eliminate smoke, steam and cooking odors if your kitchen island is going to have a cooktop. The range hood should extend beyond the cooking area by 3 inches or more on the sides for proper ventilation. Using the correct fan size will ensure that removal happens as intended. Have a fan capacity of about 50 cubic feet per minute (cfm) for each square foot of cooktop area.
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