Published at Thursday, 25 July 2019. Kitchen Island. By Percival Besse.
Home improvement stores offer lines of cabinets that include kitchen islands, so you can design your entire kitchen to match. Stock cabinets contain drawers, cabinets, and bookshelves that are easy to reach, unlike some of your high cabinets. You can store a host of materials in a small area that used to be nothing but wasted floor space. Of course, you don't want to add such a large kitchen island that you make your kitchen impossible to move around in. After all, the idea of adding a kitchen island cabinet is to make your kitchen more efficient, not create traffic jams.
Depending on your needs, you can choose to put a sink or a stovetop on the island. Or you can leave it as pure counter space. It can be multi-level and custom shaped or rectangular and level. Further, you can use the block as extra storage by adding drawers and doors. The island adds a lot of functional advantages to the kitchen, but it can also help to structure the use of the space. It works as an area where people congregate, but it also works as a border, keeping them separate from the cooks or those cleaning. By bringing people into the kitchen but keeping them separated, the kitchen island encourages a social atmosphere without letting extra people get in the way of the activity. Or if they're helping, it gives them a separate space to work.
The homeowner can also choose to design the island to match the rest of the kitchen. The same counter tops and cabinet stain color can be used to achieve this. However, if the materials or colors used for the rest of the kitchen cabinetry are unique, the homeowner may have trouble finding a correct match for the island. Islands that match the theme of the rest of the area give the room a classic look. A matching kitchen island looks like it was part of the original installation and is good for a homeowner that doesn't want the piece to look like a later addition to the room.
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