By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:40:08 AM.
An island is a great place to add a little pop of colour to your kitchen. Have fun with a contrasting countertop or cabinet colour. Seats at the breakfast bar can be bright without having to commit – if you get sick of them or sell the house they can be easily replaced.
If you’re considering a new kitchen or renovation, it’s important to think about how you envision using the island, given other factors that might be at play in the kitchen. For example, a kitchen island typically requires about 36" between the edge of the island and the edge of the countertop, so an island is unlikely to work well in a very long, narrow kitchen. If you’re planning on having multiple people working in the kitchen at once, then 42" to 48" should be your goal. This also goes for spaces around appliances like a sink, stove, or dishwasher, so if you’d like to integrate a sink into the island, you’ll want to plan accordingly.
Looking for kitchen island design ideas that are just a little bit different? Deliberately contrasting old and new can prove extremely arresting, and often a little kinder on the environment, too. This rustic, industrial-style kitchen island unit is made from salvaged oak beams, fused with hand-welded metalwork for an on-trend industrial touch.