Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017. by Aloin Chauvin in Islands.
Size: Once you have decided on the materials that you‘d like to use, it is time to consider the size. Do you want to go big and dramatic, making your kitchen island a focal piece of your kitchen remodel? Or are you more interested in something smaller and less obtrusive, using the island more for standalone functional? Consider how much use it will get, what it will be used for, and how important open floor space is in your kitchen when deciding on dimensions.
These tips are great to consider when designing a kitchen island, but it is always OK to stray away from these tips in order to create a personalized piece for your space. Consider your type of lifestyle and the goals for your kitchen space then go from there! It is important to consider the costs you are willing to spend on this new kitchen addition, as well as creating a cohesive and functional design. Most importantly, have fun when designing this new piece and you won‘t go wrong.
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.
Besides meal preparation, the kitchen can become a gathering area for family and friends if there is enough space. Since so much happens in the kitchen on a regular basis, getting the layout right is important. The kitchen island can serve as an additional eating area, and food preparation can easily be done there. In a large kitchen, the kitchen island can shorten the distances within the working triangle (sink, refrigerator and range or cooktop) and make it more efficient.
Portable kitchen islands are units located in the center of the kitchen. Typically they consist of a counter top with drawers and cabinets. As opposed to a standard kitchen island, these units are on wheels and can be scooted across the kitchen with ease. Sometimes referred to as movable kitchen islands, they are a cost effective solution to a normally expensive alternative. Where adding a standard kitchen island involves minor construction and a price tag that can be in the thousands. A portable kitchen island can be inexpensive and with the portability that a traditional island doesn‘t offer, it allows you to move it for easier cleaning, or more room if you need it for certain occasions. You aren‘t limited by the island.
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