Kitchen islands surely bring comfort and multi-functionality to any kitchen. It is useful in many ways. It provides your family a nook to sit, eat, and chat. It can be equipped with cabinets, sink, stove, and shelves, which allow you to store a number of items, such as cookery books, cutlery, and even a refrigerator.
It is available or can be customized in various shapes, sizes, and designs. The choice is entirely yours. Take all the given aspects under consideration and come up with your own design ideas.
In case its size is medium, an island with a width of 30 - 35 inches would be suitable. Even this medium-sized island requires a lot of space for accommodation. The ideal option is to get one with a breadth of 24 - 30 inches.
Granite counter tops are a little expensive. They are still preferred for their durability and resistance against heat and scratch. On top of these, it is easy to clean. A kitchen island is light in weight if the counter top is wooden. However, you can also use stainless steel to make the counter top.
Earlier, islands were mostly fixed. But nowadays, they are often equipped with wheels and designed in a way that allows them to be folded up whenever needed. A portable one can be moved from place to place and are the best for small kitchens and especially suitable for you in case you are an occasional user.
The folding type is well suited for camping purposes as well. As per design, an island in American-folk, French-country, traditional, and hip styles are also very popular.
An island enables you to effectively use the space available in your kitchen. It also brings a social atmosphere to your kitchen. A design with islands looks beautiful and picturesque. So, why wait? Go ahead and design the best island for your kitchen!