Published at Saturday, 23 December 2017. Kitchen. By Allete Bouchard.
The kitchen is a room where people regularly gather to cook, have meals, share cups of coffee and tea or have family discussions. This implies that the type of flooring in this room must be resilient enough to endure the heavy foot traffic. And apart from being sturdy, it also has to be very safe, especially in homes where there are children and older people. The flooring should also be comfortable enough because there is the tendency of standing for a long time either cooking or socializing around the kitchen.
Besides meal preparation, the kitchen can become a gathering area for family and friends if there is enough space. Since so much happens in the kitchen on a regular basis, getting the layout right is important. The kitchen island can serve as an additional eating area, and food preparation can easily be done there. In a large kitchen, the kitchen island can shorten the distances within the working triangle (sink, refrigerator and range or cooktop) and make it more efficient.
Some of the islands come in a natural wood color. This allows the homeowner to keep the island counter in the natural wood finish or the counter can be stained. Before designing the countertop, the homeowner should decide what look he or she is trying to achieve in the kitchen. A new trendy is to install a island top that is a bright color that doesn't necessarily match the already present color scheme in the kitchen. This makes the kitchen seem more artsy and funky and can make the island really stand out in the room. A homeowner may also decide that he or she wants a traditional kitchen island countertop that matches the rest of the color scheme.
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