By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Friday, July 05th 2019, 00:33:18 AM.
Once you determine that an island will enhance your kitchen design, you have several additional options to consider. You can create another work space by adding a second sink and dishwasher into your island. This will allow a second cook to work in the kitchen or allow you to prepare two separate dishes without contaminating one with the other. The added counter space provided by your kitchen island will allow you easier food preparation by minimizing clutter and stacks of bowls and utensils.
Another great way to light up your bar or island is with mini pendant lighting. These have become a very popular choose because they are so economical. There is also a wide variety to choose from. Many lighting companies offer mini pendant lighting in a variety of options like chain hung, rod hung, or cord hung. Many manufactures have also added a wide variety of glass options. Colored glass has become a very popular option that can add a different look to your kitchen.
A simple kitchen utility cart is not an expensive investment but it can be quite beneficial in a small kitchen where counter or workspace is lacking and where you could use the flexibility of a surface on wheels. Kitchen utility carts can be used for the sole purpose of storage or as a prep area. Their most beneficial characteristic is the ability to be easily moved from one area to another. You can even use your cart to serve prepared food at meals or gatherings. Such carts can be found in wood, metal or even plastic materials that are easy to keep clean but more utilitarian in appearance.