By Senalda ESTÉVEZ. Kitchen Island. Published at Thursday, February 01st, 2018 - 12:25:00 PM.
Regardless of your kitchen’s size or layout (L-shaped, galley, U-shaped or island), the sum of all the legs in a work triangle should not be less than 10 feet or greater than 25 feet. If the work triangle is too small, people will be tripping over each other; if it’s too large, food preparation could be a tiring task.
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.
Some kitchen islands are designed to also serve as bars and all double as storage units. If you have a spacious kitchen, opt for a U-shaped island. If space is a concern, then take a look at some of these smaller islands designed to let the kitchen feel airy and spacious while still keeping their functionality intact.
This is the case of those kitchen islands that have seating. By that we mean that they either have an extendable feature that allows them to be used as a table/desk/bar or that they have a design that allows them to be used as such. Some kitchen islands are a combination between a workspace and a table and they become a sort of hybrid with eye-catching shapes and designs.We have prepared a selection of images of kitchen islands that respect all these criteria.
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