By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Thursday, July 04th 2019, 00:57:19 AM.
There was a time when kitchens were treated just like every other room in the house, and no special attention was paid to lighting or decor. Many older kitchens just feature a single hanging light fixture, regardless of the size, shape or color of the room.
There are a variety of options when it comes to choosing lights that will be placed over a kitchen island or breakfast bar. One of the most popular options is to use pendant lights to provide a feeling of length to the room as well as efficient and decorative fixtures that will add style to the decor. Pendant lights are usually characterized by a long cord or stem from which a stylish globe and light bulb are suspended. Pendant lights usually feature colorful glass or intricately shaped metal work and can be used as accent pieces as well.
There are some cons of having a kitchen island. The largest one is expense. Placing a permanent kitchen island with running water and electric as many of the islands have can be extremely expensive. If one is doing a kitchen remodel, adding the electric or gas line to an island during a remodel can cost a tremendous amount of extra money. Even without electric, gas, or water, the cost of a stationary island can run into several thousand dollars, which might be better used elsewhere.
The structural supports would be one of the many challenges a interior designer faces. Columns and beams are sometimes put in such uncomfortable locations that working around them, creating traffic blocks or a enormous esthetic obstacle, is a bit hard. But columns and beams are building materials that we can not remove really without destroying the building's structural integrity–the best we can do is to strengthen the support so that we can remove one, or just attempt to design it around (the safest choice).