Published at February 03rd 2017, 15:11:24. by Gittan Pierrette in Kitchen Island.
A kitchen island top that is on casters may be appealing to a homeowner who doesn’t want to commit to the exact positioning of the island. The kitchen island countertop can be moved to the end of the kitchen if extra seating is needed or to the middle of the kitchen if extra workspace is needed. A homeowner may also find that he or she can wheel the kitchen island top into a completely different room if it is needed as extra counter space for craft work or computer equipment.
A kitchen island counter is easy to design and install and can add value and usefulness to a kitchen. A kitchen island top may be needed by a homeowner because a kitchen doesn’t provide enough counter, cabinet or eating space. Even a small kitchen island countertop can make a kitchen feel easier to move around in and prepare food in. A kitchen island top can also be equipped with different accessories, making it even more helpful to store kitchen utensils and appliances.
The design of a kitchen island top is completely up to the homeowner. Some of the islands come in a natural wood color. This allows the homeowner to keep the kitchen island counter in the natural wood finish or the counter can be stained. Before designing the kitchen island countertop, the homeowner should decide what look he or she is trying to achieve in the kitchen. A new trendy is to install a kitchen 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. He or she will then need to design the kitchen island counter with the same materials and staining as the rest of the cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen.
A kitchen island breakfast buffet can be the inspiration for a homeowner who wants to install a kitchen island bar. The added counter and eating space can allow for a large family to gather in the kitchen. The bar can be used for extra seating for guests or can be used for food display for the buffet. A kitchen island bar can accommodate two to six dining places, depending on the size and shape of the bar. Those who have a large or L-shaped kitchen may be able to purchase and install a kitchen island breakfast bar that can seat many guests and also can be equipped with a lot of storage space.
For a smaller kitchen where cabinet and counter space is tight, a kitchen island cart can alleviate some of the clutter. Many of the carts are equipped with shelving, drawers or cabinets. These can be used for extra storage of pots, pans and accessories. The carts can also hold items that usually take up a lot of counter space, such as blenders, mixers, toasters or microwaves. By lessening the amount of clutter in the kitchen’s cabinetry and on the kitchen counters, the kitchen island cart can allow the kitchen to look more open. It can also offer more space to the homeowner for preparing meals.
The counter and storage space that is offered by a kitchen island countertop can make a kitchen roomier and easier to use. A homeowner may find that the installation of a kitchen island top will add value to the kitchen because it is more useful and easier to navigate. A homeowner can choose the style and design of the kitchen island counter based on what he or she thinks will make the kitchen look the best.
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