Island kitchens are the most coveted kitchen design today. They are stylish, efficient, add more counter space and storage, and they are friendlier. The kitchen island can be any shape or size, include an eating area, act as a prep station or contain the stove, sink and/or dishwasher.
Islands can be made from regular kitchen base cabinets, narrower wall cabinets, or pretty much anything and can be added to or created from all basic kitchen layouts – L-shape, U-shape or galleys.
L-shape and galley kitchens can become island kitchens with the removal of a wall (or even two).
The U-shape needs to be wide enough to accommodate the addition of an island – or you can have an island when you need it, one that slides out from its storage area under the countertop.
There are few drawbacks to kitchens with islands, but here’s a common one:
In this U-shape kitchen, the island becomes an obstacle.
Having a kitchen island in your home comes with many advantages, provided you have an open plan living plus dining room. When dealing with small spaces, a compact kitchen is a better option.
Kitchen islands are a more recent development and represent a good approach when you want the stove to be accessible from all sides of the room. It also allows two or even three people to cook together in the same time, and moreover, the kitchen island’s counter top can function as a surface for serving meals.
Choose it wisely, and it will not only come with functional benefits, but with an aesthetic effect that can change the whole appearance of your kitchen for the better!
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