By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:24:51 AM.
The discussion about an island is really only a small subset of issues that the overall design of the kitchen and the surrounding space must resolve. In the overall scheme, what is delegated to the kitchen island is part of the overall flow of living and working patterns. The kitchen island is just part of a solution, and this is where the discussion should focus. The details will then fall into place.
While you figure out what appliances and features are right for your kitchen island, it is also important that you work within the existing space constraints of your kitchen. Many tend to believe that lavishly large kitchens are blessed because of the available space they offer. While that is often true, huge kitchens also create some unique design challenges. An island that you choose must always be proportional to the size of your kitchen. If it is too big, then you will inevitably feel claustrophobic, and a diminutive island is both ungainly and a waste of precious space.
Kitchens are anything but static — the busy nature of this space requires every part to be cohesively designed. Make sure that the working side of your island can function with the opposite kitchen counter. Will it make sense with the rest of your kitchen? Can it complete the work triangle of the sink, range and refrigerator? Or do you need another working area with a prep sink?