Shandra Biermann. Kitchen. November 11th , 2017.
Besides meal preparation, the kitchen can become a gathering area for family and friends if there is enough space. Since so much happens in the kitchen on a regular basis, getting the layout right is important. The kitchen island can serve as an additional eating area, and food preparation can easily be done there. In a large kitchen, the kitchen island can shorten the distances within the working triangle (sink, refrigerator and range or cooktop) and make it more efficient. Here are kitchen island ideas to consider when planning your kitchen:
The main directive when it comes down to how to put into action your kitchen modernizing ideas is to have your budget in clear view at all times and stick to it. Remodeling your kitchen on a tight budget will be tricky but you need to instruct yourself to turn down any ideas that will bust your budget and search around for affordable substitutes.
7. Maximize natural light by having windows and skylights, and keep kitchen wall surfaces light in color to reflect daylight. Custom kitchen islands work great by using pendant or recessed fixtures to direct light onto the kitchen island and other work areas. Electrical codes will likely require that electrical outlets be located on the sides of fixed kitchen islands, not on the top, to prevent electrical shock.
If your kitchen is particularly small, a small kitchen design means that you‘ll need to set things up so that your kitchen is at its most efficient. You can store items you don‘t use often in out-of-the-way locations, while you store items you use often, such as spices or other cooking items, in places that are easier to reach. Store them as close to you as you can, for easy access when you most need them.
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