Published at Thursday, 25 July 2019. Kitchen Island. By Chaney Collet.
Alternatively, you can position your island to create a barrier between the dining and entertaining area of your kitchen and the work area. Refrigerated drawers can be used to make snacks and appetizers available, as well as cold drinks. Your island could also include an under-counter wine cooler or refrigerator. By including a microwave and a small freezer, you can make snacks available to your children in an area that keeps them away from the dangers of the stove. Custom kitchen islands have become an important element in kitchen design. They can serve a range of functions in your remodeled, new or upgraded kitchen. Working with a good cabinetmaker to customize affordable kitchen cabinets can create exactly what you want in your finished kitchen at a price that will not break the budget.
A custom built fixed unit used primarily as a storage area can be transformed into a miracle of modern kitchen design with the addition of a sink or dishwasher. A small compact refrigerator or wine cooler would be a nice add-on, together with an oven or microwave. A warming drawer would be a valuable addition too. In other words, a kitchen within a kitchen! Here is where your flair for shape and form comes to the fore! Every conceivable shape can be utilized in creating your kitchen island. It doesn't have to resemble the old table in the middle of the room. It can be L shaped which is cool; round, oval or simply rectangular. Each shape will give you untold possibilities for your storage or eating patterns. Counter tops could be split level to allow for both food prep at the lower level and a high level for eating. Seats will need to be chosen to match the island, should you add a seating and eating section. Either traditional chairs, stools or even bar stools but these can be a bit precarious after a few glasses of chardonnay so think carefully before you make the final decision!
A homeowner can decide to build and install a kitchen island for a number of reasons. The kitchen may need more counter space, eating space or storage space. The homeowner may also be interested in adding value and practicality for reselling purposes. Since a these islands can be installed with amenities such as a range top or a sink, the homeowner may be interested in equipping the kitchen with these useful additions. Whatever the purpose may be for the installation of these islands, they are easy to design and install and can add more functionality and space to kitchens. There are many sizes and designs of kitchen islands and a homeowner should be sure to measure and examine the current space, color and size before choosing the correct one. It doesn't necessarily have to match the current counter top and cabinet colors or textures. The latest trend in these islands is to install an island of a different material and color than the rest of the kitchen. This allows your island to stand out as a center piece and become the focal point of the room.
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