Kitchen island is the kind of kitchen space layout, which implies the placing of working area in the center of the kitchen. But in practice this kitchen model proves to be not only an additional place for cooking, but also: a function space for storage of kitchenware and dishes; dinner table; bar counter. At request, the kitchen island (whose dimensions give a lot of opportunities) can be equipped with some additional communications:
- kitchen sink, stove, cooking hood
- sockets for household appliances
- functional mounted shelves
It’s worth mentioning, that the kitchen island is intended for changing approach to the traditional way of cooking. With conventional layout, the furniture is located along the walls. So, the housewife is standing with her back to her family while cooking. Kitchen island is some sort of “stage”, where you will be the “soloist”, facing your family or guests while cooking. Besides, such layout allows you to cook a few different dishes at the same time (at that, it is very comfortable).
Unfortunately, this kind of layout doesn’t fit a small accommodation area. In order to walk and work with comfort, the kitchen island and the other pieces of furniture must be placed at least 1m (ideally- 2m) apart. The advisable total area for kitchen island layout should reach at least 15 m2.