Published at Thursday, 25 July 2019. Kitchen Island. By Elaina Claudel.
Even smaller kitchens can accommodate small islands as long as you make sure that you have plenty of room to move around the island while you're working. A rule of thumb says you need 4' of space between the island and kitchen cabinets and appliances on all sides. That may not be feasible for you, but don't try to cut your travel space down too far, because it will probably cause congestion. One solution to having an island in a smaller space is to install one with pull-out shelves that will give you the extra work space you need it and can then be pushed in to not take up as much room. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that 80% of all prospective home buyers express interest in having a kitchen island. Therefore, installing an island will not only add functionality to your kitchen while you're living in the home, but it will also increase the sales value of your property and your chances of selling your home.
Multi-Purpose Style: This type of island may be bigger in size since this will become an all-in-one table for you. This can offer you a lot of choices; it will serve as your food preparation space, a place for your oven, storage and shelves for your utensils. You can also add a breakfast counter on your kitchen island as well. Island-wheel style: This type of island is like a counter but has wheels. This kind is convenient to use because it does not need extra space on your kitchen. Having wheels, there is no difficulty in transferring the island from one place to the other since it is not stationary. However, installing a sink and other appliances is not possible. Kitchen islands have different shapes. Some may have the letter L form. Others may have a square, round, oval or rectangular shape. Either way, you can choose your own style and shape as long as it is convenient and easy for you to use. Aside from that, it is very important that your island should be well lit so that you can work properly in your kitchen. Kitchen islands can be built to suit small kitchens, large kitchens and even can be placed outdoors.
A kitchen island can not only serve as extra counter space, but can also serve as extra storage space. A large kitchen that can accommodate a wider kitchen island can include cabinet space. This cabinet space can be useful for a homeowner who doesn't already have enough storage space n the kitchen. A hanging rack from the ceiling for pots and pans can also be installed once a kitchen island is there to accent it. The bonus storage space that a kitchen island offers is a benefit for the homeowner and a re-sell perk for the home. Some islands have a counter overhang which is perfect for extra kitchen dining space. Adding chairs or bar stools to a kitchen can eliminate the need for a breakfast table. A island with eating space can also make the kitchen feel more welcoming and open for guests. Extra seating in the kitchen with the help of a kitchen island allows for a more relaxed feel for guests than a formal dining room.
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