By Adalwolfa Grob. Kitchen Island. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 06:28:37 AM.
Customizing a builder`s special in Tampa. Amy and Chris Bay wanted to give their new suburban house in Florida the charm of an older home. A typical island was not for them, so they turned an old factory cart into an eye-catching workspace and focal point in their kitchen. The bottom shelf provides lots of storage space.
Kitchen islands serve a number of purposes. In addition to being a visual anchor in the space, they also help increase the room’s functionality and efficiency. And according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have. Since it’s apparent that adding an island is a sound investment, we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite kitchen island ideas to use for inspiration.
Add appliances, incorporating sinks or stovetops into the surface of the island is one way to spread the workflow throughout the kitchen. Installation can be tricky, so pay attention to details like ventilation and plumbing. This will require running downward (most common in islands) or overhead venting (which can be expensive), and allocating extra space to in-cabinet pipes.