By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 00:38:54 AM.
New home buyers are not the only ones that should consider a kitchen island design for their kitchen.Some older homes with an awkward kitchen floor plan with limited space can also benefit from a kitchen island design idea. Closed off kitchens have been transformed into more open looking kitchens by lowering existing walls half way to forms islands between the kitchen and nearby living space.
The first step to using a kitchen island in a small space is to shrink the counter space. While this may appear to sacrifice usability, you can still retain functionality by leaving just enough space for two or three people to sit and eat.
In order to make a kitchen island work, you need a fairly large kitchen space to ensure enough space around the island to move freely. If your space is large enough to accommodate an island, then a kitchen island will provide more counter space & more storage space. In an extremely large kitchen you can create two separate work triangles, or reduce the size of the main work triangle, increasing the efficiency of your design. To help you with the design element of incorporating an island an experienced designer is input will be invaluable.The arrangement of the appliances service supplies may change when you add an island into your design.
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.