Published at Tuesday, December 12th 2017. by Ancil Verdier in Islands.
First you will need to determine the amount of space you are dealing with. Once you have decided the amount of available room, reduce it by six inches. This can provide you with cushion room in the event the manufacturer is off on their measurements. Bring photos in of your current kitchen cabinets. You‘ll want the new unit to blend in as perfectly as possible. If the design or coloring is considerably off it will create an eye sore that you may find to be a nuisance. Also know your budget you have to work with. There may be features you don‘t need that the sales person will assume you want. Having an idea of what you can afford will help you to determine what the best portable kitchen island is for you.
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.
Allow adequate countertop space on both sides (left and right) of the kitchen island if a sink or cooktop will be used. Include at least 15 inches of countertop space on each side, and if your kitchen is large enough, allow even more space. You can never have too much countertop space in a kitchen. Also, rounded countertop corners help protect everyone from bad bruises -- this is true about all kitchen countertop corners.
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.
Countertop material for the island doesn‘t have to match the rest of your kitchen countertops as long as it is harmonious with the room‘s overall design. You may want to splurge on solid surfacing here, for example, and use laminate on the other countertops. A butcher-block countertop is ideal for chopping, while granite or marble works well for baking purposes and for rolling pastry dough.
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