Published at Saturday, 23 December 2017. Kitchen. By Quincy Laroche.
The kitchen island as a stand-alone platform in the middle of the kitchen provides convenience and efficiency by creating more workspace. When the island is located in the center of the kitchen more space in automatically created. In most situations a kitchen island is the ideal way to separate the kitchen from the living room. If the kitchen island has cook top, sinks or pull-out drawer refrigerators then this accommodates greater convenience and socializing since one can do dishes and preparation while conversing with guests in the living room. There are endless uses for kitchen islands.
Some of the things to consider when making your choice: Cost, how it will look with your existing kitchen and appliances, ease of cleaning, and durability. There are so many choices of materials that can be used to create a beautiful backsplash that you are only limited by your imagination. Many can also be mixed and matched to create an even more unique look. We will touch on some of the most popular choices of material but there are more I'm sure. Material includes glass tile, ceramic tile, stainless steel, copper, and stone such as granite, travertine, and marble.
Many kitchen islands can be created with natural woods such as, Northern Maple, Red Oak, Poplar, Birch, and plantation-grown exotic woods. Other kinds of kitchen islands are constructed of stainless steel, or wood combined with stainless steel. Island tops are usually hard wood, granite or marble, stainless steel, or butcher block, which is usually Hardrock Maple fastened end or edge grain to prevent cracking and warping.
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