If your current kitchen has the space for an island or you can enlarge the room, adding or expanding an island will enhance to beauty and functionality of the room. Your new island can be designed to provide almost any kind of activity and purpose. From simply adding to your counter space or storage to being the family gathering place, an island fulfills a multitude of needs and uses.
When designed with a lot of care and planning, a kitchen island will be the most useful and attractive item in a new kitchen as well as being one of the best investments you can make. There are a many design elements that can be incorporated into an island that make it just as attractive and functional as the other parts of your kitchen. Here are a few ideas:
An oversized kitchen island can accommodate a full size or a small, one or two burner cooktop or grill that will allow you to converse with your family and guests without having to turn your back or move around. An island with an extra small cooktop is a good place for fixing small meals for lunch or breakfast, or in simmering sauces when you have another meal on the main stove. It will also allow for another person to help in preparing larger meals without crowding the main cooking surface. Similarly a grill or griddle placed in an island will be easier to watch and cook without worrying about burning those Sunday pancakes or your prime beef.
Many kitchen islands are designed with a second sink that can be used for just about anything. If the island and the plumbing allow, you can benefit from your extra sink whenever the occasion arises. Cutting and washing fruits and vegetables, filling a bowl or pot, getting a glass of water, chilling a bottle of wine or just washing your sticky fingers are just a few of the ways your second sink will make you and the family wonder how you got along without it. You can also choose a smaller version of your main faucet or add a second disposer to complete the sink’s appearance and functionality.
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