Bar or Island in the Kitchen?
The Kitchen Island
The Kitchen Island can be a place of gathering, preparing, and even a makeshift workspace. The island tends to be more indicative of a busy household and is usually included in a kitchen that needs to function in various situations without stress.
If you have a chef-centric kitchen that needs space, you may want to consider having a multi-purpose island.
Once you’ve decided the kitchen island you can begin the design process. Maybe you will want a multi-level island, or an island that has a distinct colour and texture that will complement the activity. For example, if you need a smooth surface for drawing, or chopping you may to integrate this into the design. If you’re going for a more natural, rustic feel you may want to consider a rougher type of countertop.
The Kitchen Bar
If your kitchen is more of a social space rather than a functional place, you may want to explore the kitchen bar route. The bar welcomes a crowd and you can customize this by adding a sink as well as a fridge to make the bar ultra-functional and comfortable for your guests.
Informal dinner parties are also great for the kitchen bar. This allows you to serve your guests directly from the kitchen without having to move rooms or create a formal setting. This is perfect for those who like to entertain on a regular basis. It also makes for an easy clean up!
If you’re like a lot of people out there, a combination between the two is great. We can design the option of half island half bar to suit your particular needs. Multi-level bars are great for this as it keeps the cooking separate from the seating area. Perfect for homework sessions and at the same time!
Whichever you choose for your kitchen be sure it suits the functionality you need. Good design begins and ends with function and meets style somewhere in-between.
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