By Karola Scholz. Kitchen Islands. Published at Friday, March 02nd, 2018 - 12:03:36 PM.
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.
Since the island is positioned in the center of your kitchen, it is natural for it to become the focal point of the space. You should select an island that compliments the decor in your kitchen, but it can still have a contrasting countertop from the perimeter countertops, or have a different wood finish to create a unique aesthetic.Black may not be a common color for most kitchen but this doesn’t make it a bad choice. A black island can definitely add a chic and sophisticated touch to the whole kitchen decor, offering the space a dramatic appeal.
Strategic LightingLead the eye where you want it to be. This kitchen clearly wants to highlight its island. Its simple construction underscores sophistication and refined styling. Dry Storage Drawers Efficiency in the kitchen is a must, thus things are given a specific place, ideally within easy reach from where it is needed. Putting dry storage drawers in the kitchen island is smart, as this is where you usually work on meal preparations.
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