Published at Tuesday, 26 March 2019. Kitchen Islands. By Jakki Kotila.
Hopefully, this article has given you plenty of ideas as to how a kitchen island can enhance your kitchen as well as your home. Before you commence your kitchen renovation project, you should visit your local home improvement store so that you can get an idea of what type of Kitchen Island is better suited to your kitchen.
Maximize natural light by having windows and skylights, and keep kitchen wall surfaces light in color to reflect daylight. Custom kitchen islands work great by using pendant or recessed fixtures to direct light onto the kitchen island and other work areas. Electrical codes will likely require that electrical outlets be located on the sides of fixed kitchen islands, not on the top, to prevent electrical shock.
Plan the height of your cabinet appropriately. Since most islands will have at least two stools or chairs pulled up to the surface, you may want to think about the seating or stools first. There are two kinds of bar stools with one being much higher than the other. Unless the island will be used primarily for family eating, there really are no hard and fast rules on height. It does not have to match the height of the kitchen cabinet, but often does. If it is not going to match it should be taller in most cases.
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