Published at Sunday, December 17th 2017. by Quincy Laroche in Kitchen.
Here are kitchen island ideas to consider when planning your kitchen: Kitchen islands work best in larger L, U or G-shape kitchens. If the kitchen is too small, the kitchen island will become an obstruction and hinder easy movement. The best custom kitchen islands for small to midsize kitchens are a portable butcher block or kitchen cart for food prep or extra storage.
There is also Vinyl Linoleum kitchen flooring which is a recent technological development in engineered wood flooring and engineered oak flooring. Vinyl linoleum is one of the durable and stylish flooring types ever and it is possibly the best practical kitchen floors accessible. This is because it is stain resistant and it is also very easy to clean. There are different ranges of styles available which include wood, plain vinyl and tile effects. All these are available in very low and affordable prices.
What to Include in a Kitchen Island. Some features to consider in adding a kitchen island can include the oven, kitchen exhaust hood, electric switches and outlets, and storage and shelves. Finally as for the material of the island counter while you could use the same material for the island counter as you have for the kitchen counter it is possible to consider different materials to create an more interesting look.
A second kitchen sink can be included on the kitchen island. Use a sink that is deep enough for washing large pots and pans, and consider equipping the kitchen island with a trash compactor, garbage disposal, recycle bin and even a dishwasher. Cleanup will be much easier when these appliances are close by the sink.
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.
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