Published at Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 07:39:58 AM. Kitchen Islands. By Abelone Christiansen.
A stationary kitchen island truly lives up to its name in that its most useful feature is that it serves as a station for food preparation or seating that is not otherwise available in a kitchen. Think of a stationary island as an ideal place for doing "overflow" work, such as chopping vegetables or preparing plates for guests.
Sure, kitchen islands are hardworking, but they can also be equally inviting when designed specifically for family, friends or visitors to pull up a chair, enjoy conversation or lend a helping hand with prep work.
A French country kitchen island will call for cabinets made from a rustic wood and, perhaps, stained a barn red or light antique green. Top the woodwork off with a white counter or butcher block surface to complete the look. These French kitchen islands also typically work well with an extra punch of colorful tile embedded in the countertop or sides of the island.
Freestanding kitchen islands come with a variety of options. Many of them include wheels, like a butcher`s or utility cart. These islands come in a number of styles, including carts with wooden butcher block tops and ones made completely from stainless steel.