A homestyle kitchen island not only complements the decor of the home but provides a focal point for design and family activity.
There’s little resemblance between the stainless steel work tables in professional kitchens and homestyle kitchen islands, but the utility of the work table is very much a part of home kitchen islands so favored by homeowners everywhere.
Like their professional counterparts, home islands provide work space, storage space, and efficient use of the kitchen work area.
But islands found in home kitchens also serve to separate open-space design, direct traffic flow, convert eating areas to multi-use areas, keep the cook and guests together but apart, and to complement other design ideas. And they’ve got style.
Something For Any Home Decor
Homestyle island designs incorporate several imaginative styles, durable materials, and shapes, finishes and functional components that satisfy every taste and need.
Contemporary island and cart styles, hip or avant garde, country, and traditional styles are all popular.
Legs, frames, shelving, and cabinetry in homestyle islands are made of woods like oak, cherry, beech, pine, and maple as well as more exotic woods from overseas, but they are also constructed of stainless steel and copper sheathing, often in combination with wood and glass.
Tops include wood block, stainless steel, granite, marble, ceramic tile, and synthetic materials. Storage or serving shelves, wine racks, and appliance cabinets are commonly integrated into home style island designs, and the more expensive units have electric cooking surfaces and bar-sinks.
Home style kitchen islands are available in different shapes, heights and sizes. Long rectangular or oval islands do well to separate open areas, or, with counter extension or bar level, provide a casual eating area that can convert to multiple uses during the day. Round or square islands provide efficient work and storage space in larger kitchens. The fact is, where home kitchen islands are concerned, the many styles and materials available make design ideas endless.
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