By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 00:38:10 AM.
There are certainly many pros to having a kitchen island. The first pro we will look at is that of extra counter space. Having resided in homes where counter space was at a minimum, the kitchen island was a life saver when cooking for larger gatherings. The second pro would be extra storage space. Who does not need extra storage space in a kitchen? One kitchen owned was so small the laundry room next to the kitchen wound up being turned into a pantry as there was next to no storage in the kitchen.
One of the largest pros to a kitchen island is having that space for friends or family members to congregate in the kitchen area. One can place bar stools, or high seated chairs up against a kitchen island which invites that comfort zone. Most of us are aware that people tend to congregate to the kitchen area, after all it is the heart of the home.
The kitchen island above is perfectly measured for two stools. That is about the space to aim for in a mini kitchen island: not much wider than the stools themselves. People can still use the island to eat or even prepare food without taking up extra space.
And as already stated, the countertop material does not necessarily have to match the rest of the kitchen, provided it is proportional to the rest of the kitchen. For chopping purposes a countertop butcher block is nice while the countertops for marble, granite and bakery are appropriate.