A kitchen island can be a valuable addition to your home, whether it is to save space or for aesthetic reasons, it works for many different types of spaces. Islands can range from small simple tables to very elaborate displays in your kitchen. As this article explains, they can help save space, increase functionality, and add efficiency.
Kitchen islands allow you to take advantage of storage space that might otherwise not be used in your home. Many islands contain drawers and other storage units to help maximize storage in your kitchen area. Some islands even come equipped with food warmers so that they can keep your food warm. Besides storage space, they also add more counter space for you to work on and prepare your meals.
In many kitchens, the island becomes the center focus of the room. They end up serving as much more than a space for food prep. Home office space, project areas, and other uses are common once you install your kitchen island. Islands have much more space than other kitchen counters so they offer versatility in your home.
If you cook a lot of meals in your kitchen, one option that a kitchen island can offer is the butcher-block. This wooden feature can help eliminate the need for cutting boards. Butcher-block islands come in a variety of high-quality woods, including maple, birch, cherry and oak. If you are interested in the idea of the butcher-block island one thing to keep in mind is the thickness of the block. Usually they are at least 3 inches in thickness. You can periodically sand down the butcher-block to remove pits from knife cuts and to help remove bacteria. Kitchen islands also can come equipped with detachable butcher-blocks that can be removed for cleaning.
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