The kitchen has always been the space for family gatherings and light-hearted moments. A great way to enhance this social and functional space is to add a kitchen island. Apart from their practicality, kitchen islands can totally transform the atmosphere and architectural aspect of your kitchen.
With an island, you can enjoy your cooking as well as create an amiable space for informal social gatherings.
There truly are no limits to what your kitchen island can function or look like. A basic kitchen island includes a flat surface as work area with some storage space. But even for a basic kitchen island you still have several choices to make: the counter top materials (wood, granite, steel, butcher block etc.) and the type of storage space (shelves, drawers, hooks for pots and pans etc.).
With more people realizing the essence of the kitchen space, kitchen island ideas have gone beyond one’s imagination.
Countless Options To Suit All Needs
A kitchen island can be like a cart with wheels. A portable kitchen island is ideal for small spaces and is highly convenient. But if you have the space, you can add some spectacular features and make it highly elaborate.
The countertop can be a flat surface or a multi-level area including a sink along with separate space for food preparation and dining.
A flat surface is simple yet multi-functional. It is definitely easy to clean with plenty of space to roll out dough or chop vegetables. With a multi-level kitchen island, you can add shelves, wine racks, sink, pull-out bins, mini refrigerator, cook top and oven!
Adding electrical outlets can be highly useful to attach a mixer, grinder or any other equipment.
With a kitchen island you can go to the extent of creating a whole new mini kitchen with a dining area. Performance apart, a kitchen island can do much for your décor. You can let it be an addition to your furnishings or make it the focal point.
There is a huge variety in materials, styles and shapes. Get it custom designed or take a pick from the infinite pieces available in the market.