Very popular in contemporary kitchen designs, the island kitchen layout is an excellent choice for cooks that like to interact with friends or family while they work. It’s also a great way to incorporate extra counter space into what might normally be a cramped area. Here’s some extra info to help you decide if an island kitchen is the right layout for your home.
The cost of building the island kitchen layout depends entirely on the types of materials and products used. Get your free estimates from local contractors to get a better idea of the costs.
Both the maintenance and durability of this type of kitchen layout depends entirely on the type of materials used.
This layout works best in an L-shaped kitchen that measures 10 by 10 ft. and opens to another area. Often, that area is a family room or an informal dining room. In order to incorporate an island into your kitchen, you must have a minimum of 42” of aisle space on all sides. If your kitchen is too small to allow for this, try a portable island that you can move in an out as needed.
There are many variations on how islands are used in kitchens. Some feature built-in cooktop, others have vegetable sinks, while another might house the main sink, dishwasher and compactor.
Other islands feature only storage with stools for casual dining. Another plan might have the island opposite the sink with pull-out bins for simplified trash sorting and storage. Quite honestly, the sky is the limit.
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