By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:34:46 AM.
Maintenance is an important consideration when choosing countertop materials. Porous substances such as granite or marble require routine maintenance and sealing for both food safety and aesthetic upkeep, while other surfaces, such as laminate, quartz- and solid-surfacing, require less attention.
A kitchen island can have several valuable purposes in your kitchen. The first is that it provides ample storage space in the base of the unit; a valuable addition to a kitchen where you don’t have lots of wall cabinets.
The first thing you should determine is your seating height. If you would like to have bar stools at the island, you will have to decide if it is thirty-six or forty-two inches high. A 42-inch high bar stool and bar normally have more flexibility and the kitchen island can be designed on 2 levels. The dining side would be set higher to accommodate the bar stools and the working side lower for preparation work. The step that is in between is a great place for placing electrical outlets, too.