Published at Tuesday, November 05th 2019, 18:42:36 PM. Kitchen Furniture. By Adeline Laci.
Kitchen islands have become very popular as a new part of the kitchen. It does not literally mean land surrounded by water as what we may think when we hear about an island. Actually, it is a striking and eye catching part of your kitchen that can provide different functions in your kitchen. It can serve as storage for your things or a working table for your food preparation. There are a lot of usages for a kitchen island depending on your need or your preferences.
Multi Purpose Style This type of island may be bigger in size since this will become an all in one table for you. This can offer you a lot of choices it will serve as your food preparation space, a place for your oven, storage and shelves for your utensils. You can also add a breakfast counter on your kitchen island as well.
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.
This means the footprint of the island actually extends from floor to ceiling another example of the net gain in usable space it brings.
Two is Better Than One With the different levels, materials, and appliances that are all used to create a kitchen island, why stop with just one? Adding multiple islands creates not one, but two or more focal points for your kitchen. Multiple islands could be connected or remain separated in your kitchen to give yourself additional countertop space, gathering areas, and more. Putting an island on wheels is another way to make the island convenient, and is a perfect idea for people who love to entertain and need a space that can change in an instant.
Levels If you decide to go the smaller sized route when constructing your island that does not necessarily mean that you have to give up surface area. Adding a second level of a different height to your design will give the piece additional functionality. Multiple levels can be used for different functions such as a place for a cutting board or book shelf, or as a breakfast bar with stool beneath it. These alternative designs can help give your kitchen island a more customized appeal.
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.