By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:41:07 AM.
Whether you intend to cook at the kitchen island or not is a choice that you need to make pretty early in the planning stage. If you plan on adding cooking amenities, you must take into account the additional costs and design constraints that come into play because of the plumbing and the additional gas line. A kitchen island that doubles as a cooking station will also need a few smart appliances incorporated into its design. You might have to forgo a bit of shelf space for that oven, dishwasher and maybe even the small fridge, but it will be well worth the sacrifice.
In a contemporary kitchen designed for hosting, LED strips or track lights under the island counter are a show-stopping look. An elegant line of under counter lighting creates a border around your island and is particularly effective beneath a glass counter to suit a modern or industrial style.
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.