By Cathi Bailey. Kitchen Island. Published at Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 - 22:54:39 PM.
The raised part of the counter is suitable for serving and eating. On the other hand, the lower tier is perfect for storing dishes, cups and placemats. Additionally, hot meals can be safely secured in the lower area of the countertop, preventing accidents and spills.
In some kitchen design ideas, the entire kitchen island is a different color, shape or design than the rest of the kitchen cabinets and countertops. This allows the kitchen island to become an accent piece in the room and adds to the overall aesthetics.
Some people love an island that seamlessly matches the rest of the kitchen, with countertops and cabinetry identical to what runs along the room’s perimeter.
In the end, that island “has become the literal hub in our home for socializing,” Fenimore says. We’ve asked Fenimore, founder of the design firm Studio Ten25, and two other interior designers — Los Angeles-based Betsy Burnham and New York-based Jenny Kirschner — for their thoughts on great kitchen-island design and trends.
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