By Ingalls Lehmann. Kitchen Islands. Published at Tuesday, September 04th, 2018 - 22:05:13 PM.
There’s no need for a kitchen island to be very big in order to combine multiple functions or to offers more than just a counter prep space. Even small versions such as this one can incorporate practical storage and can double as a bar or breakfast table. For increased space-efficiency, a kitchen island can incorporate a table or bar extension in its design without it having to occupy floor space all the time. Some designs feature pull-out or fold-up extensions.
Designs that give kitchen islands a table extension are very common and can take many different forms. Some table extensions are small and can comfortably sit two or three people, serving mostly as a breakfast table.Certain designs naturally incorporate a table or a bar into the kitchen island without making it look like an extension. This one, for example, makes it clear that the bar portion has a distinct function by placing it on a different level and giving it a different finish and color.
Add appliancesIncorporating sinks or stovetops into the surface of the island is one way to spread the workflow throughout the kitchen. Installation can be tricky, so pay attention to details like ventilation and plumbing. This will require running downward (most common in islands) or overhead venting (which can be expensive), and allocating extra space to in-cabinet pipes.
An old farmhouse was given a fresh update with new cabinetry and energy-effiencient appliances that mixes well with period pieces such as the tin pendant fixtures suspended over the island. Adding a touch of charm to the space, a salvaged newel post was integrated into the corner of the breakfast bar for support. Islands are integral part of kitchens. They are usually placed in the centre of the kitchen, and are functional additions that provides extra counter space and storage. Kitchen islands are also the focal point of the kitchen design. Here are some functional and inspired kitchen island ideas and designs you can copy for your own kitchen plan or upgrade.
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