By keane. Kitchen Islands. Published at Thursday, May 10th, 2018 - 03:40:02 AM.
Choosing the Right Kitchen Island. If there is one kitchen feature that has become vital and popular in the last 15 years or so, it has to be the kitchen island. These little oases in the middle of kitchens are used for a wide variety of purposes. You and your contractor will have to talk about the various types and what you expect from your new kitchen addition in order to make the best decision. While you are weighing your options, here are a few of the features of the kitchen island you should keep in mind. There is more to picking a kitchen island than just function.
Gone are the days when food preparation and cooking take place behind closed doors. These are now integrated into the experience for friends and family who can interact and help the chef who can enjoy socializing instead of being hidden away. The islands rise in popularity is a logical one. Most people naturally gravitate to the kitchen`s centerpiece. It`s typically characterized by cabinets that create storage space, and what we put away, we must retrieve.
Especially if you are choosing one of the kitchen island options that has built in water appliances or cooking equipment, you should hire a qualified professional for installation. With something this important, you want it to be done right the first time.
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.
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