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The kitchen island: Five useful tips
The kitchen island is an element that has been used for a very long time in interior design. However, it gradually has become a versatile piece of furniture with multiple uses.
It is recommended for a unitary effect to choose the same material for the kitchen island and the countertops. We recommend the solid hardwood for both, the island tops and countertops, due to his undeniable qualities: high resistance and consequently long lifetime, versatility (possibility to be integrated into different types of design and be combined with other materials such as the natural stone), but also for an excellent price-quality ratio. Moreover, the solid wood countertops may be periodically renewed by sanding, varnishing, thus eliminating the stains and scratches. You also have to have in account that not only the quality of the material itself but also the finishing and installing decide the countertop’s lifespan.
Storage space and cooking space
When the kitchen furniture does not offer enough working space, this can be created inside the kitchen island cabinets.
Even if there is not much cooking into the modern kitchens, they are provided with many appliances and tools for which the cupboards are sometimes not enough. You can increase the storage space by creating a large kitchen island with open and closed shelves to store the cooking pots, dishes, and cutlery.
A kitchen island allows the sink or hot plate fitting, and thus, it can become a practical place for preparing and cooking food.
A place to socialize
The modern kitchens also play as a space to socialize and where eye contact is essential for maintaining conversations with family members and guests. Nowadays, more and more house owners opt for large kitchen islands, with an extended countertop that can also be used as dining or bar tables.
Wine storing space
Into a regular kitchen, there is challenging to have enough room for wine storage. This issue can be easily entirely or partially solved by installing some wine racks into the kitchen island.
Space of exhibiting ornaments
An exciting and successful approach in contemporary open-space houses is to provide the island with bookshelves, standing, and hanging ornaments.