By Roseline Foster. Kitchen Island. Published at Thursday, December 27th, 2018 - 06:10:31 AM.
Kitchen islands are the hottest new kitchen trend. If you‘re looking to remodel your kitchen, you should consider incorporating one into your design. Preparing meals becomes so much easier because an island provides extra‐counter and storage area. If you are not interested in remodeling your kitchen but would like to purchase an island anyway, you need to make sure that you have enough area. Ideally, you will have an L‐shaped kitchen that is at least ″100″ square feet. This configuration ensures that you have room for an island and its addition will not make your area too crowded. I do not recommend adding a permanent island to smaller U‐shaped or ″corridor″ kitchens. There simply is not enough area, but a rolling kitchen cart is always an option.
When choosing your kitchen island design, you need to decide what type of features you would like it to have. This choice should be made on what you need to make your time spent in the kitchen go more smoothly. Extra counter area is always beneficial, especially when you‘re preparing meals for your family on a daily basis. Many people also opt to have extra‐burners or an extra sink. Drawers and cabinets are usually included in these islands so that you can reach underneath to grab necessary pots and pans. This feature helps keep your kitchen organized.
One of the most popular uses for kitchen islands is as a dining surface. Some islands have two levels, one lower that is nearer to the refrigerator and stove used for meal‐preparation and the other slightly higher used for dining. This countertop is great for weekday breakfasts, lunches, and after‐school snacks. Just make sure you purchase a set of kitchen bar stools so your family can make full use of this feature. The beauty of creating your own island design is that you can really incorporate anything you need into your personal island. One thing that experts do not recommend doing is adding a wine rack. Wine should not be placed in an area where the temperature constantly fluctuates, such as the kitchen. You could use the area to store your cookbooks instead.
Portable‐kitchen islands or carts are just as useful. You want to make sure that ones you look at have heavy‐duty, locking rubber wheels to keep your island in place especially if you project to use it for chopping vegetables. There are also islands with drop‐leaf extensions giving you more counter area when you need it, but making it easier to store later. Towel bars, spice racks, and paper towel holders are just a few of the many options you have with a portable kitchen cart.
There are unlimited possibilities when it comes to the world of kitchen island design. It is not difficult to find one that works best for you!
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