Top Tips for Designing A Kitchen Island
Written by admin on December 16, 2016
An area that can add to the efficiency of a kitchen is the island. If the kitchen is too small, it can be a major headache especially if it minimises the room area for working in. At times people are not in the kitchen alone and when looking to adding an island to kitchens Chichester this needs to be taken into consideration.
Positioning the island in the right place can make the difference as to whether it is workable or whether it is in the way. When adding, an island make sure there is plenty of room to open cabinet doorways, this has to be taken into consideration if adding seating to the island.
The island doesn’t have to be a conventional shape. Design the island to suit what suits in your kitchen. Decide whether you will want a sink, cupboards underneath, seating, an eating area and anything else that you consider an important point for running your kitchen, as this area of the house is a bit like a work place.
Designing electrical outlets on the island is something else to take into consideration. It is often required that outlets be at each end of the island bench top, this removes the problem of long cords on appliances and reduces the hazards when children are present.
An island can be designed to be higher or lower depending of the height of the person doing the most work in the kitchen. Also, if having seating around the island make sure when people are sitting that their knees are going to be able to fit under the island bench top.
Some homes include a cook top in the island. This will need thinking about for a durable bench top located near the cook top. Something that can stand up to the heat of a pot straight off the stove top.