By Valeria Haves. Kitchen Island. Published at Wednesday, January 02nd, 2019 - 19:51:16 PM.
In most homes today, the kitchen is your main go‐to room. That's because you do everything from eating your meals there to just simply hanging out with your family to discuss each other's day. Since this is such a focal point of your house, you want to make sure that it looks amazing at all times. To do this, you have to decide whether you want to invest in a kitchen island or wrap‐around the bar.
Both a kitchen island and wrap‐around the bar are excellent add‐ons to any household. However, selecting one over the other is tough. To make this decision, you should really figure out what you want to do with your area.
Even the larger kitchens that are out on the market today lack serious counter area. That's why owning a kitchen island is so vital. After all, you don't want to have to squish your way around the kitchen to prepare your food. You want ample amounts of area to breathe so that all your feasts come out impeccably.
With a kitchen island, you don't only have a lot more counter area, but also drawers to hold all your kitchen necessities. This is perfect for those times where your spice rack is too full or you have food packed in too tight in your cabinets. Now, the items you use most often in your favorite recipes can be in an easy to reach location.
A kitchen island doesn't only have to be about food, though. You can use it as a spot to sit down with some stools or chairs and relax from your long day. Since it can also serve as a table, you can do work there like paying bills or using your computers, as well as just catching up with your loved ones.
Then there is the wrap‐around bar. This is a great choice if you are more concerned with entertaining your guests than preparing meals. If you decide on this option, you should go out and purchase tall chairs or stools as wrap‐around bars are often high up from the ground.
Typically, the counter of your wrap around bar is much more narrow than what it would be if you had a kitchen island. This is because wrap‐around bars, as the name suggests, are more for placing down food and drinks than cooking up your favorite meals.
Another difference between a wrap‐around the bar and a kitchen island is that a wrap‐around the bar is usually made to hold more people. If you have a large family or are constantly hosting parties with tons of guests, this is definitely the best option for you.
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