Stylishly elegant, practical, and creatively, and functionally looks on every kitchen area of the island. Why do they arrange it? For the most useful use of the kitchen space. Yet? As a tribute to the ethno, eco, rustic and even today - even the classical style, thus shading your own excellent taste. Yes, and it is easy to agree that the kitchen with the island always attracts depth of expression, the conformity to the design, the original solution. Do you want this? Try it! It turns out!
Attention! An important factor, or accounting for the kitchen area
A modern kitchen with an island means considerable space. It is difficult to arrange on the territory of a one-room apartment or a room of a small area. The minimal territory for creating such a kitchen in the house is from 25 square meters. Of course, you can create an island in 1 square meter and an area of 15 square meters. m. But? ..
Also, in the case of a small area, it is worth considering not only the aesthetic component, but also practical and safe. Usually the distance from the island to any of the walls of the kitchen is 1 m. Everything should be near at hand in the area of the "working triangle" and at the same time look neat. This causes the simplicity and ease of movement of the hostess from the refrigerator to the sink and hob. But the distance from the island to the dining group should be at least 1.4 m. In this case, each member of the family / guest can comfortably accommodate at the table. And do not be afraid to shed hot soup in case you quickly need to get up from the table. Particular attention to the materials and location of elements should be given where there are small children in the family. In a word, the competent arrangement of the kitchen island in the interior is a painstaking plan. Therefore, the possibility of its implementation should be considered in advance.
The advantages of a kitchen-island, or positive "chips" for those who own large spaces
Designed kitchen design with an island has a number of advantages no matter what style of interior you choose. At what it is not only functional components, but also components of harmony and beauty. So, the kitchen with the island is:
- Separate work area. This division of the kitchen space will allow using the main kitchen set not only for storing food / household utensils or places for all kinds of household appliances, but also for your favorite collection of clay dishes or tea sets. And the island will serve directly as a place for making masterpieces.
- Additional storage space. Regardless of what will come into your island - washing / drying or a cutting surface / oven / extractor, under them there is a place for pots / pans / small items needed in the kitchen.
- Seats / area for children. If the size of your kitchen allows, or, for example, it is combined with a living room or a dining room, the kitchen table-island will become a place of reception for guests at a dinner party and you do not worry about where they are seated. Round large or rectangular classic islands of the kitchen, their different height / dimensions - great for kids. They are here - new mom's meals in takeover and a celebration / another holiday.
Kitchen island: how to equip correctly
An important point - the layout of the kitchen with the island, which must begin at the time of construction of the house or during its major overhaul. After all, you need to take into
account many details / details / nuances.
First, you need to determine the components of the kitchen island. This can be a working area - with a cutting surface, washing and drying, mobile cabinets can be installed on the table. Another option - an oven with a hood - on the one hand and a dining group - on the other.
Secondly, take care of engineering systems and communications. They should be brought to the center of the kitchen in advance so that later there are no problems. As an option - the height of the floor will be slightly raised above the main surface. That is, the island will stand on a kind of podium.
Thirdly, it is the choice of materials. It's not necessarily much spent. Proposal of manufacturers is a democratic option in the form of all kinds of carbide plastics of different colors, the average price bracket is porcelain stoneware or other tabletops / surfaces of colored concrete, premium variant - natural stones as surfaces and wood - as facades.
Memo to the innovator, or one more option
Kitchen island can serve as an element of separation of several functional areas. And they can easily and simply become a bar counter, for example, dividing the living room and kitchen or kitchen and dining area. Approach the question carefully and choose a bar stand in which you can put the dishes / put other small things, and decorate the top with special holders for glasses / piles / glasses. So you will make the kitchen not only practical, but also stylish. The option is optimal for young families, which are often visited by guests - there will not be room for a bar counter!
Mobility of the kitchen island is a unique offer of modern manufacturers. The whole secret is in the wheels on the legs of the bar / desktop / chest of drawers. This option will serve as an additional place to receive guests in case of a celebration / event on the area of the house. Yet? An add-on to the work area, for example, at the moment of a picnic in the courtyard: it will be easier to collect a dish of an arbitrary buffet!
In this mobile kitchen island can be made of all kinds of shapes and sizes: according to the furniture items of the main headset in the kitchen / dining group or in full contrast to it both in size / shape / color. The contrast variant will be interesting to look in the kitchen, created in the style of eco pastel shades or where there is a calm atmosphere. The facades of the island table can be decorated with stucco, stained glass, other bright decorative elements in order to make the island in the kitchen even more expressive.
Design features - shelves, drawers, sliding systems will not only be functional "chips", but also decorative. You can beat them differently so that the interior becomes more attractive, interesting, more special! And you will be surprised at how you could previously exist without an island in the middle of your kitchen ...