When the Kitchen Island Becomes a Masterpiece

When it comes to the kitchen, there are many things that need to be considered, one of them being whether you are going to redo your kitchen or start from scrap. If you are planning on spending a lot of time in there, you might want to make it open to the rest of the living space, so that you won’t be left out even in case there are guests in the house.


This is one of the most important factors when it comes to having a new kitchen island. You have to consider the needs that you have. In some cases it is enough to have a smaller island, but if you would like several people to be able to work in the same time, you have to think big.

Kitchen Island(photo credit: http://www.digsdigs.com)


When preparing food the cook has to see what he or she is doing, and this is why the right amount of light should be added right above the island. You don’t want to have an island that doesn’t offer you any light for reading the recipes, as an example.

Electrical outlets

This is one of the best additions of them all that you can think of for a kitchen island. You are able to use all the electrical equipment that cooking needs. Also you can be serving food on the island and keep the food warm until all the guests are fully loaded.

Keep in mind that the kitchen is one of those places in the house that are very difficult to redo and this is you should make sure that you get it right the first time you try.


These are very important in case of kitchen islands because you have to be able to approach it from any direction. Nonetheless you shouldn’t focus on them; they don’t need a lot of space, just the space for you to be comfortable around the island.

No wasted space

In case you don’t leave too much space, you can be sure that you won’t lose any space. Also in order not to waste space you should make use of the space beneath the island as well. You could add a cooler, storage room or even a microwave. The options are almost infinite and in our days it is a major trend to have open shelves under the islands. Nobody says that you have to follow any rules.


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