By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:49:09 AM.
In a contemporary kitchen designed for hosting, LED strips or track lights under the island counter are a show-stopping look. An elegant line of under counter lighting creates a border around your island and is particularly effective beneath a glass counter to suit a modern or industrial style.
Get the balance right between contemporary and rustic styles by choosing a freestanding kitchen island that combines traditional craftsmanship with a modern feature, such as a sleek contemporary – and very practical – worktop.
Space is key for an island used while entertaining. The countertop must provide ample surface for serving or dining. There should also be plenty of room for guests to mingle or be seated outside the work zones. "The ability to have your family or guests seated at the island while you work on the opposite side is very comforting and social," says Debbie Nassetta, of Roomscapes, Inc., in Laguna Niguel, California.