By Oralie Scoot. Kitchen Island. Published at Tuesday, January 01st, 2019 - 04:53:14 AM.
Kitchen islands have become one of the most requested‐features for home buyers when searching for a new home. While they have been a staple in kitchens for several‐decades, older kitchens do not usually have them and may or may not have room to accommodate one. I will focus on the room without an island but in need of one. Naturally, a galley‐style kitchen affords little or no room for such a feature, but if there is room enough for a temporary island.
I recommend a moveable island or one that has casters for easy mobility and can be pushed aside or into another room when not being used. I have made an moveable island for a client using a common wire rack storage unit found in any home center. An adjustable one that is close to counter height of "36" inches is impeccable, but you can alter it somewhat if you are taller or shorter, making it a comfortable working surface for you. The wire rack will have at least one lower shelf, which is great for extra storage. This type of island can be a baking center: keep the mixer on top and baking supplies below, baking sheets, mixing bowls, tools and the like.
The top can be a simple hardwood cutting board; for my client, it cost about ten dollars. I had my husband rout out four circles that would fit over the four poles that made up the vertical structure of the rack and the cutting board fit impeccably over the top, making a great work surface.
You might take a walk around your house and see what you have that could be converted into an island. I did this exercise to see if there was anything that I could use; and I did indeed find a table that would serve well as a kitchen island. It has a shelf, where I keep extra printer paper. There is a drawer for ink‐cartridges, staples, and the like. This table has followed me for many decades and it is by no means a "pretty piece".
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