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How to design the perfect kitchen island


How to design the perfect kitchen island

How to design the perfect kitchen island
News from ConsumerReports.org:

Dreaming of adding an island when you remodel your kitchen? You’re not alone. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 76 percent of potential homebuyers considered a central island either desirable or essential to a kitchen. Practical and attractive, islands can provide open prep and serving space, handy appliance placement, storage, and seating—ideal for casual entertaining. And no matter what your budget is, there’s probably an option available that will fit your needs, as long as you take the time to size it right, pick the best surfacing, and choose features you’ll really use.

Function first
Before you even think about style, consider how you’ll use the island. Illinois-based kitchen designer Alan Zielenski says, “I ask my clients, are there multiple cooks in the kitchen, do you entertain, are you left- or right-handed?” Answering those questions and more will dictate what appliances will go into the island, where they will go, and the island’s size.

For example, a cleaning island will require more room than a cooking island, because a sink, dishwasher, and landing spot for plates takes up more space than a cooktop and its l…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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