By Lewy Pohl. Kitchen Islands. Published at Sunday, March 18th, 2018 - 10:34:35 AM.
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.
Add more counter space Keep it simple while adding value by using an island to significantly increase the amount of counter space in your kitchen. Having more counter space adds obvious benefits: more room for meal prep, multiple chefs and can serve as an eating area. Create contrast by using a different material or color for the island counters than you did in the rest of the room. If your regular countertops are white quartz, try black or a dark stained wood for the island.
When the kitchen and the dining area are adjacent spaces on an open floor plan, the island can put the two functions together and create a seamless transition between them, ensuring a cohesive and fluid decor and ambiance throughout. This kitchen island, instead of featuring an extension on one side or on a raised level, has a raw edge wood shelf that surrounds and frames it an three sides. This platform can be used for storage or in other ways.
Use the space above Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, where you can display a matching pan collection or your best stemware. You can also experiment with lighting elements, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood. Install a Waterfall IslandPainted in a Benjamin Moore white, the kitchen of a Nova Scotia home designed by Alexander Gorlin is centered by an island clad in Caesarstone; the stools are by Gus Modern.
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