By keane. Kitchen Islands. Published at Wednesday, May 09th, 2018 - 05:56:30 AM.
Everything and The Kitchen Island. Islands denote isolation, being cut off from others. Not so in the kitchen where the island has become the place where the family and invited guests gather. Designers are responding to demands of increased seating, a larger number of electrical outlets and more storage. By equipping kitchen islands with under-the-counter appliances and electronic controls, these areas can now function as entertainment hubs, homework centers, and charging stations.
The normal counter top height of the lower cabinets, including the island is 36. One approach is to install a raised bar area along the living area length of the island. The standard bar height is 42 , making it 6 above the level of the island counter top. Seating required standard bar stools with a seating height of 30. Minimum bar overhang is 12.
Numerous functions of a kitchen island allows for the expansion of a kitchens counter and storage space. It can also sometimes provide extra seating and eating space in the kitchen. A large kitchen can accommodate an island that has amenities such as a sink, deep cabinets or a stove top.
The first thing to consider in designing an island for your kitchen is it`s desired chief function. Is it to be a cooking space, a food preparation space, a place with storage? Do you want to incorporate seating space, room for the kids to hang out when eating snacks or doing homework? Factor your answers to such questions into your design in order to find the island that works best for your family.
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