Published at Wednesday, October 30th 2019, 12:20:41 PM. Kitchen Furniture. By Regan Bethany.
What of ready to install kitchen islands? As much as possible, do not buy this type of kitchen islands no matter how avant garde they may look because they may not match your overall kitchen and home decor and you will end up spending more than necessary or become dejected because one part of the house does not complement the rest.
Island living may be the dream, but installing a kitchen island is a reality that is available to even those with smaller kitchens. In helping to extend the workspace, providing an additional dining area and bring more storage options, there is a lot more to a kitchen island than meets the eye.
Island tops are usually hard wood, granite or marble, stainless steel, or butcher block, which is usually Hardrock Maple fastened end or edge grain to prevent cracking and warping.
If you do not have the time to tackle a DIY, you can hire somebody to make a custom kitchen island that you have chosen from kitchen island design resources and kitchen island ideas all over the Internet. Just make sure that complete bill of materials is listed down to the very last nail that you will use and that the kitchen island plan you want fits perfectly in your kitchen layout.
If you have a smaller kitchen space, that does not mean that you can not add island space to your kitchen. A portable kitchen island or food preparation cart can add usable surface area in a smaller space. You can store the cart out of the way most of the time, and then roll it out for use during meal preparation. The movable island can match your kitchen cabinets or it can have a completely different style, the choice is yours.
The bottom line on having a kitchen island would be to determine the size of your kitchen and the amount you are comfortable with spending. There are numerous kitchen designers who can help with the decisions.
Another positive point about an island is that it can be designed or customized to fit the needs of the owner. As mentioned above, many islands can house various appliances, or they can provide the storage space to take the appliances off of the kitchen counters. The kitchen island may also be used as a makeshift kitchen office space. A kitchen island can be somewhere to organize meal planning, cookbooks, or helping a child with homework, while still being able to keep an eye on what may be cooking.