Are you tired of your same old boring looking kitchen that you have ever since you first stylized your house? Looking for some new kitchen design ideas? My friend, you could not be any more right by visiting this article. Why, you asked? It is only because I will give you an insight on one of the famous thing to add when you design your kitchen: a kitchen island. I, too will not forget to give you some kitchen island ideas that you can use.
Truth be told, I have never heard of a ‘kitchen island’ before. I mean, the term is not even a general term, so you have to forgive me for being confused with that. Luckily for you, I have researched quite a bit on the term ‘kitchen island’ and have come upon some vague conclusion on what a kitchen island is. In this article, I will definitely tell you something about kitchen island and how you should style your kitchen island so that it can fit right quick with your kitchen’s whole design.
Kitchen Island? What is that?
It is an island in your kitchen, simple as that. What is not simple is the fact that you cannot absolutely put an actual island in your kitchen. No, you need more explanation than that, and I am about to give you one.
You see, if we take a look at the definition of island, we knew that an island is a landmass that is surrounded by bodies of water. Let us play a bit of analogical games here. You can say that a kitchen island is a piece of furniture (tables or kitchen counter) that you put directly facing the main kitchen furniture such as stoves or refrigerator. When you want to add a kitchen island, you should not put any other furniture directly beside the kitchen island itself (except for chairs perhaps). That way, empty spaces will surround the kitchen island. Just imagine that the empty spaces are bodies of water and your kitchen island is the island. Easy, right?
How to add a kitchen island? Are there any better alternatives?
You just have to put kitchen counters that will not contrast with the whole design of your kitchen (if you have a contemporary kitchen then put contemporary counters and so on). The counters will create an ‘island’ and you have yourself a kitchen island.
There is an alternative, though I cannot say it is better than a kitchen island. A kitchen peninsula is the one that I am talking about, in which the extra counters to the end of your kitchen, turning your kitchen into a U shaped one. Many consider it old style, though, so people are starting to leave that kind of thing.