31 Jan Island in the kitchen | Pros and Cons
If you are in the process of designing your kitchen and you are thinking about adding an island to the room … This is your post! Today we are going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of adding an island in your kitchen.
Adding or not an island in the kitchen is a decision that must be based on the utility it will have and the space we have to create our new space.
As we have already mentioned, the kitchen is one of the busiest spaces in a house, it is what makes it a home. Therefore, making the right decisions regarding your design will be vital to be in tune with your family. In addition, as a professional advice, we recommend that between the island and the rest of the furniture in your kitchen there is a minimum space of at least one meter so that you and your family can move easily.
But, why choose an island?
Many will say that it is simply for pleasure, by design; But actually, it is a very practical option when it comes to moving and cooking.
- In many of our projects, we put on the island appliances such as the oven, dishwasher or the hob, so we can access it easily. If you decide to use it for cooking, it is important to take into account the plugs you will need, the extractor, etc.
- Another decision to consider is the option of putting the sink on the island or not. For this decision is important that you take it as soon as possible, since you will need a water intake and drains for it.
- A very popular option in recent years is to add a “breakfast bar” to your island. This means that your island will have a section where you can add stools to make meals such as breakfast or a light lunch / dinner.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Storage: all the space occupied by the island can be used to store small appliances, cutlery or food
- Appliances: it can be the perfect place to put the big appliances and have easy access to it.
- Moments of leisure: it is perfect to gather your family or friends to chat while you make your meal or serve something to drink.
- Multipurpose: you can have any of the above advantages or all at once 😉
- Facilities: if you want to add some type of electrical appliance, you will have to plan it with time to do all the necessary installations.
- Space: as we have already mentioned, you will need space to install one.
- immovable: once it is finished, you can not move it to the space that best suits your needs. Once again, you need an initial approach.