By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:39:23 AM.
"Use the island as an opportunity to add bold, contrasting, unexpected, or unusual materials," cabinetry designer Kevin Ritter says. Your island base is a good place to start. A dark wood finish or color really stands out against a room full of otherwise light, neutral cabinetry. If your perimeter cabinets are plain in design, try an island with embellishments, such as curvy corbels, crown molding, or turned legs, for a subtly grander statement. Even something as simple as switching up the islands hardware can make for a distinct change in character.
One of our favourite kitchen island ideas is to install a second small fridge, especially in a large kitchen where you may find yourself making too many trips to the main fridge. It’s perfect for commonly-used ingredients like fresh produce and salad, or if you have a breakfast bar you could use it for storing quick breakfast and lunch snacks. Or if you love entertaining, this would be the perfect place for a wine fridge.
Most homeowners seem to want a grand kitchen island regardless of the size of the kitchen and the available room at hand. The most vital aspect of designing your own kitchen island is to first understand what works best for your kitchen. Look around and figure out exactly what your kitchen needs. Does your kitchen island need to double as a breakfast nook, or do you want additional storage space that helps tuck away the mess? Your kitchen island must complement and complete the kitchen. Not only will this give you the best result possible, it will streamline the choices you need to make.