By Lassiter Strome. kitchen island ideas. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 00:09:13 AM.
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.
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.
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.
I didn't think about using white marble in my kitchen counters as I was building my kitchen for the new building. Marble is one of the most popular options for kitchen equipment as it is not just one of the toughest but also very affordable. It is the type of stone surface which is thoroughly cleanable for each meal with the right cleaning materials. It only demonstrates that you do not have to be concerned about spending extra cash for the regular repair or substitution of such countertop surfaces with all of the variables listed.