Kitchen islands are very useful because of its multifunctional component of your household. It is always an advantage if you have a spacious kitchen, but don’t get disappointed if you have a small kitchen space. You can still place a kitchen island on it. Even the tiniest kitchen island has a great potential to offer a handful of benefits. According to wisegeek, a kitchen island is a special countertop central element of any kitchen. It is designed at a waist or above waist level for easy accessing to any kitchen tools. In fact, it is called an island for the fact that the counter can be accessed by all side.
Furthermore, this countertop kitchen gives you extra space with many cabinets for storage, shelves and hooks. You can use it for eating and prepare large meal for a bigger family too. Here are 5 design suggestions that you can choose from.
Islet – Narrow kitchen island ideas
An islet type is flexible since it can fit well whether you have a small space in your kitchen or not. It may be tiny but there are a lot of uses this cute piece can offer. Islets are space-saving; and you can also have the option to put drawers on it for other storage purposes.
Movable furniture in the kitchen can make your life easier since you can work and/or clean through the tough spots easily. This idea can also be applied to your kitchen island. I would say, the moveable type is the most user friendly and versatile style. You mostly can buy it ready made from any online store or have it custom made by adding four large wheels (ensure you put a breaking system as well if you decide to DIY).
This kitchen island on wheels is very easy to maintain as you can move them anywhere you wish for. You can even create a hidden storage area below stair to store this movable island.
Kitchen’s Hidden Chest
It has become a habit for some homeowners to use up every space and corner of a room. The first prospect we can think when we want to make use of every material in the kitchen is the island.
There is also an option to place drawers in your kitchen island for storing utensils. Some islands also have wine holes which can be utilised to stock wines and save space. These are just a few ideas in organising and saving space in your kitchen using the island.
Dine and Wash
If you are the person who doesn’t want to move a lot when cooking, this style is your must have. The dine and wash kitchen island has a built-in sink and faucet. With this feature, you can wash your hands immediately when preparing food. Of course, you can also wash the ingredients on the sink to avoid going back and forth from the main kitchen area.
You can also use the kitchen island as a dining area— especially when you are in a and don’t have enough time to properly prepare. It is always convenient to have a dine and wash kitchen island.
Scullery for An Island
Some homeowners want to have a unique setting of their furniture. A scullery is an kitchen island that is very convenient because you can cook, eat, and wash all at the same place.
Indeed, kitchen islands proved that they are multifunctional. That you can have a lot of activities and you can double and multiply its purpose. It is always be your choice whether what kind of islands you will use or if you will have it on your own will. In either case, you have two choices: to purchase these items online or via ikea or nearby hardware store OR to have it custom made by any handy made of hardware store near you.
Katie Jones is the content curator and editor of Dr Drip plumbing. She is always on the lookout for new and useful tips with regards to home improvement and plumbing to share with the online community!