By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:23:42 AM.
How big is your kitchen? If you have a large kitchen and your refrigerator isn’t near the island, you may want a smaller undercounter refrigerator nearby. If you’re installing a cooktop, take the space needed for an exhaust vent or hood into account. Make a list of everything you want in your kitchen island, in order of priority. You may not be able to get everything in your island, but try to get at least your top five features.
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.