islands the center of the kitchen
More than ever kitchen
islands become popular.
Whenever the size permits it, kitchen islands are
the perfect way of combining usability with design
aspects. Whether you put it along a single row
kitchen cabinets lineup or together with a L-shape
kitchen, the island will be like the heart of
the entire room. Therefore you should consider
some basic design ideas for kitchen
At the beginning of any kitchen islands making,
let's have a closer look of what could go into
it. The following list just wants to give you
a slight idea and suggestions for your own needs.
What to put into the kitchen island
Oven - Obviously the main component of any kitchen
island is an oven. Whether it is a gas or electrical
one is up to you, but it will determine a possible
cut out into the island counter.
exhaust hood - in the middle of the room. Think
about whether you want a stand-alone hood or
nicely covered perhaps with a kitchen cupboard.
You should also think about a electric connection
- A minimum space between the kitchen
islands and the kitchen cabinets should be given. Here
at least 45 inches (110 cm) works best. Consider
the kitchen draws and door open when you analyze
the pathway you have.
- Very important for any kitchen island is
good lightning. You really want any kitchen
island being illuminated well. So foresee any
lamps and spots in the ceiling and around the
kitchen exhaust hood.
Electric - Along with your kitchen island cabinet
goes the perfect place for additional sockets
to plug in any kitchen appliance. You should
foresee some of the, place underneath the kitchen
islands counter. Also think about having the
switches for any lightning around here. Could
be an excellent place to switch on the lights.
and Shelves - It always looks nice to have
cookbooks and perhaps a television placed on
the top of a kitchen island at the cupboard.
But keep in mind the steam and grease around
the oven which is not very easy to clean. Even
the best kitchen exhaust hood will not take away
all the dirt. As a rule of thumb - on the oven-side
closed cupboards on the counter side open cupboards.
for the island counter - The first and most
obvious decision will be to use the same material
for the counter of the island as used for the
kitchen counter. However you could certainly
think about different materials, just to give
it a more interesting look. Especially marble
and DuPont® corian kitchen tops work very
well with all sorts of kitchen islands.
Finally, before deciding on any kind of kitchen
islands make sure you are certain about the
shape. Apart of the traditional rectangle and
square once, the rounded or even oval kitchen
islands can bring new life to your entire room.
So think about a symmetrical or asymmetrical
shape and have your kitchen designer made drawings
of various options. All in all if you plan it
well you might certainly agree that kitchen islands can
become the center of every kitchen.