Sunday, 1 July 2007

Kitchen Island

AN island is a great way to add extra worktop space to your kitchen and a deep unit will also add plenty of storage space.

Islands will not be practicable for small or galley kitchens but if you have enough space, they are a stylish and useful addition. The island can be as simple or as elaborate as you want - and can include exactly what you want. Some incorporate a cooker, others are just for extra counter space and storage. It might have a wine rack or a custom-made spice unit.

Its details will, obviously, complement the rest of the kitchen design. Some kitchen islands are elaborate custom-built pieces of fine cabinetry and include a sink, granite counters, a cooktop, cabinets for storage, a second dishwasher, a warming oven, or a small refrigerator.

The simplest and most common kitchen island has a single surface , like a tabletop. But a multi-level island can incorporate both food preparation and eating areas, wine racks, cookbook shelves, bar sinks, deep fryers, and other amenities. A step-down or step-up surface adds interest and separate work areas.
A large kitchen might have room for more than one island. A food preparation island near the sink or stove serves as a work space. A serving or eating island can convenient and useful.
  • See a selection of handmade quality kitchens by Country Kitchens of Devon HERE.

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