By Willow Douglas. Kitchen Island. Published at Monday, January 21st, 2019 - 20:53:40 PM.
However, because they produce so much heat, a ventilation system may need to be either installed overhead or under the countertop. Making the decision to install or update an existing island will not only add value to your time spent in the kitchen but provide a space to test new recipes and let your creativity flow.
Although the surface of the kitchen island is suitable for cutting and chopping, appliances add value by fully utilizing the middle-of-the-kitchen space. To truly maximize the use of your island, consider installing a stove top directly into your kitchen island or purchasing a mobile cooktop.
“A lot of people underestimate storage needs,” Fenimore says, so really think about how you cook and what you use. Kirschner also suggests considering what you might want to store that isn’t technically a “kitchen” item. Her island includes drawers for her children’s art supplies, because the island is where they do arts.
When limited room prevents you from attaining the kitchen island of your dreams, you can use an old trick: the wheeled cart or island. This mobile unit allows you to expand your available space and you can easily roll it into a corner or against a wall when not in use.
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