By Ysolt Yilmaz. Kitchen. Published at Wednesday, February 07th, 2018 - 14:19:52 PM.
There are many people ask me the way to add value and beauty to their kitchen. If you are one of them who also wonder about that, my answer is you may need to have kitchen island in your kitchen.
It is no secret that this item has been used for years. Many homeowners have it because it is helpful for the business in their kitchen while some other may have it because it is just used to divide their dining space and cooking space.
I can say that the reasons above are more about function, but this piece of furniture is not only about service. It is also a good item that offers visual appeal to your kitchen. It is something that helps you to make your guests say wow.
Then, what do you think? If you still do not have this item in your kitchen, now is the time for you to collect them.
At first, I also wonder why having kitchen island is a good idea for my kitchen. In the end, it surely does the work. As long as you do it right, you will get the best function and visual in the kitchen.
Here are some detail reasons why you should choose the multifunctional island for your kitchen:
•It is helpful for your busy kitchen: If you love to cook in your home, this item will make you organize your busy kitchen correctly. When your countertop can accommodate all of your needs, it offers you place to keep anything organized.
•It is good for the last-minute meal: This piece of furniture comes with enough space for you to store utensils that help you to prepare the last-minute dinner. It can be a cold kitchen where you cook for an instant meal or something.
•It can be your eating space: This is what I like the best. Your kitchen island can also be a beautiful space for you to serve the meal. You just need to add bar stools to make it more functional.
•It can divide your cooking and dining space: If you want to build an open floor for your kitchen and dining space, this piece of furniture help you to create a beautiful divider between your open floor spaces.
•It enhances your kitchen look: Another thing that I like from my kitchen island is because it makes my kitchen looks better. So, it can work great in your kitchen as well.
Now that you have learned several reasons why you need to bring this furniture inside your kitchen, you may like to know about some ideas of multifunctional kitchen island as well. Inspired by Southern Living, here are several ideas that you can take into account.
If you have extensive space for the island, it must be good to bring a large island which is combined with more dishwasher drawers. Then, you can add several chairs to inhabit the island to make it as such inviting area for a hangout.
If your kitchen has that kind of architectural style, create an island in your kitchen which can bring architectural detail to your kitchen is a good idea. To turn it into dining space, just bring out some bar stools at the island.
If you love something unique, cut-out island is one of the best choices for you. This kind of island has a value of decorative edge on its countertop. You can also add some chairs to the island to make it as a dining area.
If you want an island which can be used as a dining area, but it does not eat up space by adding some stools around, this island is right for you. Choose an island with space under the countertop to hide your seats so that you can push the chairs inside when you do not use it.
Adding a kitchen island which contrasts the kitchen color will surely add style to your kitchen. You can choose a blue island with brown countertop for a beautiful look. Add a table in one side of the island will be a good idea too.
If you have that kind of long table in your home, you can bring it into the kitchen and use it as an island. A freestanding piece of furniture will be good for you who are not ready to create the built-in kitchen island yet. It gives you flexibility at its best.
If you want to add a sense of history to your kitchen, you can consider choosing an island with vintage-inspired materials such as a beaded board. Then, you can bring high Windsor chair to add the function to your island.
For you who want to build a contemporary kitchen, you can go on with an island that makes use of modern materials such as stainless steel. For the seat choices, you can consider taking some chairs which is a combination of stainless steel and wood.
In case you need something more flexible, I recommend you to look for a piece of furniture that can be moved quickly by having some wheels. The wheeled table in small is enough to make you have extra space in your kitchen area.
This video from This Old House to help you make your own DIY Portable Island. Check it out:
Need an island that gives you so many functions? Go on to an open island which provides you free space to put your pans and pots. It may come up with drawers as well to give you more space to save kitchen or dining utensils.
If you think one island is not enough for your other cooking area and dining area, you can go on with the two-level island. In this case, you can separate the eating space and prep area. Put two or three chairs in the eating area of your island.
An industrial island will be able to make a sleek touch to your bright kitchen. Go on with a choice which lets you have two-level of open storage spaces that you can use to store pans, pots and more. Bring your stool when you want to use it as a dining area.
If you have small round table that you can use to accommodate island in your kitchen, it will be a functional workspace for you inside your kitchen. It may not be large enough for storing much stuff, but it will be a simple space for you to have a snack or to prepare your meal.
You can also find a piece of the island that has open shelves in it so that you can keep your recipe books on the island. Then, a lower extension on the island for dining area will make you possible to bring your chairs at the island.
An island which is ended with cabinets at it's both ends will give you multiple functions. Also, you can put on some bar stools along the front side of the kitchen island.
You have known why you need this furniture and you have also identified some ideas to build one in your kitchen, now you need some easy tips to style your kitchen island. There will be a thousand ways and here are some of them, according to Zabrina from ZDesign At Home.
Add your vase collection is one of the ways to add style to my island. It is just so inviting to put several vases with various height and characteristics on our island. For instance, you can take four jars which come in different size and height for this idea.
I always think that it is one of the best ways to make our kitchen island looks great. You can directly take a large basket or just a tray to display your fruit or to show up those beautiful dishes that you have saved.
Want to display something simple? Bread bowl will ultimately be an excellent choice. More interestingly, it comes in various sizes and shapes as well.
Hope you can enjoy all the inspirations above. Now, go and start to build the kitchen island and then style it with the tips that I have given to you before.
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