By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:39:33 AM.
Chairs require more space around the island, but can also be more comfy and luxurious. Make a feature of them with industrial style iron frames and wooden seats and back, or choose fully upholstered chairs for a breakfast bar that feels more like a proper dining space.
Functions aside, the change of pace offered by a kitchen island often encourages a variation in material. You can afford to be braver here with a bolder finish or colour, or perhaps a more expensive material that would be prohibitive across an entire room. For a show-stopping centrepiece, look to luxury materials, from deeply veined marble and mottled granites to exotic timber veneers and gleaming mirrored glass or burnished metal.
If you have an open plan space, you may also find a kitchen island useful as a natural separator between your kitchen and living/dining area. This can also be made social, as someone in the kitchen can prepare food on the island while looking out over the rest of the room.