Home & House Interior Designs — March 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Kitchen Islands for a Big Family

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Kitchens form a very important part of your homes. There is no dearth of ideas as to how one should style a kitchen. If you are lucky to have enough space and would like to make the kitchen a little roomier, go in for an island kitchen. If you plan it well, the island should be the functional and central heart of your kitchen. They provide not only for extra space but also for good work surfaces and even the place for a hurried meal.

The island that you are going to construct in your kitchen can be custom made to suit your needs. It can be of any geometrical shape – circular, oval, rectangular or square. Many also go in for an L shaped island that serves both as a cook top in one arm and perhaps the breakfast counter at the other and sometimes even the sink.

This of course requires complete remodeling of your kitchen as a good bit of wiring for electrical appliances is needed. Also if you are going to have a kitchen sink as a part of the island you should worry about the plumbing too. But let these considerations not overly bother you. Island kitchen are very practical especially for a family with two or more working people and school or college going children.

The base of the island can be used for storage spaces. You can choose to have open storage or closed storage. In fact you can extend the island beyond the base if you would like to use it for as a breakfast or a quick meal table. Make sure that all you utensils and other utilities are within reach of your work space. You don’t want to walk around the kitchen for stuff like that. Kitchen islands are not very practical for small kitchens. Island kitchens came into existence as a practical measure in most American households and its idea has caught on. If you are constructing a new home or remodeling and old one let this idea not slip by.

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