By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:49:32 AM.
The most practical approach is to use one side, usually the side of the kitchen where you do most work, for storage, and the other side as a breakfast bar. You could also install cupboard doors on the ends of your units, or curving elegantly around the corners of the island.
The island top is a smart place to specialize your kitchen work zones. For instance, butcher block is popular for islands used largely for food preparation, while marble is often a bakers top choice. You dont have to choose a single surface -- many homeowners vary the materials atop the island, by insetting a strip of butcher block, for example.
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.