By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Thursday, June 27th 2019, 03:23:03 AM.
Another trick for creating a mini kitchen island is to combine the space with the sink area. The design above is more of a kitchen peninsula than a kitchen island. However, putting counter space around the sink gives a similar functionality and feel, combining areas to serve and prepare food.
Adding an eating area to your kitchen island is a popular option, if you have the space. A raised counter, creating a two tiered island adds useful space to the kitchen while separating the eating surface from the food preparation surface of the island. This type of arrangement is great for families as the children can do homework on the raised surface, while other family members can be preparing a meal. The family can spend time together, yet keep their things separate from each other. The eating area added to an island can add useful space to the kitchen or help to define the kitchen space from other areas of the house.
When choosing a light for your kitchen take your time and find a light that will fit the space that your are trying to light. You do not want to have a light that is to over powering. But at the same time you do not want a light that is undersized. One key design factor with lighting is that you want it to be noticed but you do not want it to be the total focal point of your kitchen.
The storage space requirements of your kitchen depend on your cooking and shopping habits, the size of the family and your individual lifestyle. If the stored items are organized, finding them and accessing them will be much easier and faster. A trained kitchen designer can work with you to improve the use of your storage space, improving both ergonomics and access.