Published at Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 06:49:52 AM. Kitchen Islands. By Alys Moller.
Pre-designed freestanding kitchen islands often incorporate helpful features, such as a rod for hanging towels or metal hooks to hang small pots. Of course, the most valuable aspect of a freestanding kitchen island is that it is not a permanent fixture in a kitchen and can be easily moved.
If you are seeking a classic French-style kitchen, then consider a kitchen island that boasts simple, black cabinetry paired with a marble or granite countertop. The effect will be noteworthy, but perfectly understated.
First, consider these questions: How many seats are you seeking? How high is the bar? What type of seats would fit your kitchen style? Once you have determined the design of your kitchen island, you can then begin planning for a bar space and the stools that will most appropriately fit.
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.