By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Friday, July 05th 2019, 00:37:04 AM.
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.
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.
Some newer kitchen island ideas include the following features: rolling islands that can be used where a large island won't fit, granite-topped islands, and islands with furniture like features such as pilasters.