The island is often the main feature of a modern kitchen decor.
Other configurations position the island between the kitchen and an adjacent space such as the living room or the dining area. But there is much more. There are many interesting ideas about kitchens that reveal how practical and multi-functional this furniture can be. Some designs include an island table that can be a counter extension or an addition to the main unit. In any case, we will see how elegant and functional the modern kitchen decor can be.
The designs that give the kitchen islands
an extension of the table are very common and can take many different forms. Some table extensions are small and can comfortably accommodate two or three people, mainly served as a breakfast table.
Some designs naturally incorporate a table or bar on the kitchen island without making it seem like an extension. This, for example, makes it clear that the bar portion has a distinct function by placing it on a different level and giving it a different finish and color.
When the kitchen and the dining room are adjacent spaces on an open floor plan, the island can put together the two functions and create a seamless transition between them, guaranteeing a cohesive and fluid interior and environment.
This kitchen island, instead of presenting an extension on one side or on a raised level
has a rough-edged wooden shelf that surrounds it and frames it on three sides. This platform can be used for archiving or in other ways.The extension of the table is not necessarily a must for a kitchen island, although it usually improves its design and functionality. Even a very small portion like in this case gives the island an obvious appearance and makes it more practical.
In some cases, the kitchen island may come in the continuation of the counter.
As a result, the island itself becomes an extension of the counter. It can incorporate compartments and storage spaces, although a simple design approach is usually more appreciated.
Depending on the layout and the available space, the kitchen island can extend into a table or bar to the side or directly into the front. Side extensions are practical when space is long and narrow and the alternative would interfere with its accessibility.
A large enough kitchen can incorporate a dining table without sacrificing a crucial part of its surface. In fact, some islands double as dining tables and this makes them particularly space-efficient.
The table extension on a kitchen island may be slightly higher than the island counter or below, depending on whether it is a dining table or a bar. It can also match the counter or the contrast with it.If the layout and the room allow it, an L-shaped table extension can be the perfect option in some cases. In this way the two functions do not interfere with each other and can be used separately and simultaneously.
This design and the one described above share the same design and the same strategy.
They are integrated in the wardrobe and extend between the storage compartments. As you can see, the island can incorporate features such as a sink and a hob or can simply be used as a false ceiling.A kitchen island does not need to be very large to combine multiple functions or offer more than one counter preparation space. Even the smallest versions like this can incorporate a practical case and can double as a bar or breakfast table.
Modern kitchens are usually defined by minimalism and clean, elegant lines. But if you want your kitchen to feel a little warmer and more inviting, consider an island with a more traditional or rustic design like this.Marble is a common material for the kitchen islands, regardless of their style. Different types of marble have different colors and veins
but all share a unique appearance and a refined and elegant design.Although not technically an island, it offers an interesting design option. The integration or a section of the bar in the counter of the same kitchen unit is unconventional and ready to use, but also intelligent and stimulating.