By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:41:07 AM.
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.
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.
For many people a large part of the appeal of islands is being able to add a breakfast bar. When deciding how many seats to add, ensure each person will have at least 24 inches of space. Otherwise people will be elbowing each other by accident when they eat.