By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 00:38:23 AM.
Today the island or peninsula counter space is a popular feature in many modern kitchens. Islands provide and easily accessible platform for cooking, preparation of ingredients, washing dishes or even having a late night snack. Because it is such a versatile surface, kitchen island lights are an important addition to any home.
Making good use of small areas is all about combining functionality in a space. Get creative with storage options. Use space beneath your island to shelve books or store bottles of wine; add drawers and shelves for baking supplies; install fold-out cabinetry for maximum storage. If you are going to have a kitchen island in a small space, it is important to make the most of the space by using the island for multiple purposes.
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.
An island can also be used to set up kitchen equipment like a cook top, allowing a cook to speak to the customers while they cook. Other equipment such as a microwave or even a dishwasher are also available in the room of the island. You can even use this room for different kitchen items or even as a cabinet.