By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:51:49 AM.
Freestanding islands, such as tables and carts, are often used in small kitchens to keep the room from feeling cramped. They were generally less permanent than a built-in. Built-in islands look like furniture. They are typically custom-made and can include any kind of island amenity, including seating, appliances, storage, and fixtures.
A well-lit work area is a safety essential, so think about lighting when planning your island. A kitchen benefits most from mixing lighting types, such as recessed, ceiling-mount, and natural light. Pendants are the common fixtures above islands because they provide concentrated task light on the work surface.
Adding a kitchen island can seem like an impossible feat—kitchen renovations are costly, after all—but if the space is already open, a non-permanent island or cart (IKEA sells some excellent ones) can be an affordable, renovation-free way to get the added counterspace and storage.