By Geoffroy Sabrina. Kitchen. Published at Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 - 14:29:04 PM.
The number you should keep in mind is 42 inches -that is the minimum amount of space you must have between the unit and any surrounding objects. Here is the place to consider what your countertop island will be used for – will it be a space for preparing meals, or for casual dining. You, of course, can combine both; the design could include a 36-inch-high work countertop for food preparation and a 42-inch-high bar for the meals. And also you can have multiple islands and each can be devoted to a different set of activities.
Often the kitchen is the domestic hart of the home and dictates is style arrangement and atmosphere. Especially in modern design homes where the open plan layout merges the kitchen with dining and living room premises the design style of the whole home is under the influence of the kitchen design selection. It is essentially what the colors, shapes, materials and functionality range of the kitchen zone will be and that sets the tone for the rest of the home design combinations. In this article, we will trace for you the hottest trends in kitchen design and furnishing for the upcoming season of 2018/2019 so you can have the general idea of what to look out for when designing your kitchen space.
As you are designing your kitchen and accounting for doubled appliances and maximizing it's storage, keep in mind that twice the appliances also means twice the electrical and plumbing needs. Be sure to take this into account and factor in clearance for your appliances, and also to install adequate ventilation to remove extra cooking fumes and moisture. These may infringe on spaces that would otherwise be used for cabinetry and for this reason a lot of designers suggest extending cabinetry to the ceiling to allow for maximum storage.
Essential for the final outlook of the space is also the material for the surface of the island countertop. It may vary from a classical, rustic, wooden style to ultra-modern stainless steel appearance. When choosing the design and material for the countertop you should keep in mind some particularities of the different surfaces. The marble is always gorgeous but can be easily stained. If intensive cooking and chopping is planned- reconsider wood- it can be easily harmed. Solid material that can withstand any cooking activity is granite –it’s dark with specific appearance but always can be balanced with appropriate design solutions. Stainless steel and aluminum are always apt choice for contemporary kitchen islands designs.
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