By z41. Kitchen Islands. At Sunday, August 25th 2019, 11:29:41 AM.
In addition to creating more counter space, an island is also a way to add more storage and avoid kitchen clutter by using drawers, cupboards and shelves. This is beneficial especially if appliances take up a lot of cabinet room, or if you’re looking for a unique way to showcase certain items by using open shelving. Store dishes and pots within reach or keep less frequently used appliances out of the way. Another option is to use open shelving to display cookbooks or other items.
For those of us who have small kitchen, consider an island cart. A kitchen island cart is a small island on wheels you can roll out and use for cooking or buffet storage and, as the name suggests, it can be rolled into and out of the way depending on your needs.
When looking at modifying a kitchen, it is a good idea talk with a kitchen planner or a kitchen remodeler to help discover what might be possible.
The trend nowadays is to have a portion of the island become prep area and a portion of the island dedicated to seating, if you have the space.
Kitchen islands are the most frequently requested kitchen-design element in homes. Check out this array of kitchen island photos and design ideas.
This type of island is much larger than a moveable cart and provides counter space for meal prep and typically a seating area. Built-in kitchen islands that include plumbing and electricity can cost anywhere from $2,000 up.