Published at Saturday, August 17th 2019, 15:48:20 PM. Kitchen Islands. By Clotilda Fischer.
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.
From creating more counter space to adding additional seating, we’ve selected a few different kitchen island ideas that will help you get the most out of it. Choose one or combine multiple of the design elements below to create the feature that works best in your room.
There are many different ways you can approach this decision, and since an island takes up a significant amount of floor space it’s worth it to take time to make every element of its design intentional.
Multiple-level islands are all the rage, and for good reason: They're great at hiding mealprep messes. Actually, the art of disguise isn't the only reason for a multilevel island. If designed effectively, you also can incorporate different surface materials, such as a marble top for rolling out pie dough, a butcher-block area for chopping veggies and a granitetopped space for placing hot pans. Varying heights and surfaces add function and dimension to your kitchen's design.
And according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have. Since it’s apparent that adding an island is a sound investment, we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite kitchen island ideas to use for inspiration.
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.
Complex islands feature a sink and a disposal unit for preparing fruits and vegetables. A chopping board may be pulled out from one end, while another could be on the countertop. The workspace gets its illumination via overhead lights, recessed light or track lighting. Some even have small fridges, microwaves and cookers.