By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:33:59 AM.
If you have an open plan space, you may also find a kitchen island useful as a natural separator between your kitchen and living/dining area. This can also be made social, as someone in the kitchen can prepare food on the island while looking out over the rest of the room.
Islands are often used for prep work because they offer convenient counter space. To make using blenders and food processors more convenient, make sure there’s an outlet built into the island. If you’re having a two-tier island built with a higher bar where your family can sit, that extra riser between the lower prep level and the bar can make a really handy place for the outlet. Of course, islands that incorporate stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves will need proper electricity and plumbing too.
Almost all kitchen islands incorporate seating – even the smallest space can usually accommodate an overhang of worktop and a pair of bar stools. Alternatively, you could pick a long kitchen island with integrated low-level, table-style seating at one end.