By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:39:46 AM.
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.
For a start, it can provide extra prep space, and form a boundary between the cooking zone and the living/dining area. A shaped island unit can also help direct the flow of traffic away from busy hotspots. It can be long and slim, running parallel to the work area; neat and round in a compact room; or big and broad, housing a sink and appliances.
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.