By Amora GARCÍA. Kitchen Island. Published at Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 - 16:52:34 PM.
Make a small, mobile kitchen island using an Expedit shelving unit, Lagan countertop and Branas baskets, all from Ikea. First assemble the bookshelf, attach castors to the bottom panel, cut the countertop to the desired dimensions, secure it with brackets into an L-shape and then cut an opening above one of the baskets for the garbage bin.
One of the biggest complaints about kitchen design is the lack of counter space. Considering all the kitchen activities that require a countertop, as well as appliances that are permanently located there, you want to fit as much open horizontal surface area in a kitchen as possible. This can be achieved by adding an island or breakfast bar to an L-shaped kitchen.
Kitchen islands are a more recent development and represent a good approach when you want the stove to be accessible from all sides of the room. It is also an idea that allows two or even three people to cook together in the same time. Moreover, the kitchen island’s counter top can function as a surface for serving meals. Choose it wisely, and it will not only come with functional benefits, but with an aesthetic effect that can change the whole appearance of your kitchen for the better! See any idea below that fits this profile?
Because built-ins are expensive and the overall size of the area may be limited, one big design mistake is not including enough storage. Almost every kitchen has wasted space, but this can be minimized with adequate planning and forethought.
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