By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Friday, July 05th 2019, 00:33:51 AM.
A black and white kitchen by Studio Surface, an interior design firm out of Del Mar, California gets a functional lift from a narrow, stainless steel chef is table. The handy piece of furniture makes an excellent kitchen island at a fraction of the cost. You can pick one up at most restaurant supply stores for around $100 and more.
There are some cons of having a kitchen island. The largest one is expense. Placing a permanent kitchen island with running water and electric as many of the islands have can be extremely expensive. If one is doing a kitchen remodel, adding the electric or gas line to an island during a remodel can cost a tremendous amount of extra money. Even without electric, gas, or water, the cost of a stationary island can run into several thousand dollars, which might be better used elsewhere.
If you have a smaller kitchen space, that does not mean that you ca not add island space to your kitchen. A portable kitchen island or food preparation cart can add usable surface area in a smaller space. You can store the cart out of the way most of the time, and then roll it out for use during meal preparation. The movable island can match your kitchen cabinets or it can have a completely different style, the choice is yours.