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Ideas to design kitchens with island
Nowadays, kitchens have become a sanctuary. The main focus, the heart of the house, the meeting point where you can join with family and friends. Many people design their homes around the kitchen, they prefer to put all their efforts and desires in this special area. The concept of open kitchens – open concept – is very current, rooms with full view where you can be relaxing at the same time that another person is cooking.
For this kind of kitchens that we know them as “American Kitchen“, it is absolutely recommended to incorporate an island. Depending on the space available, we can include this element more visually or in a secondary plane. The islands are also conceived as separating pieces of spaces, they allow us total mobility and comfort creating a climate of dialogue.
These islands can be used in different ways: you can place the area to prepare food, the washing area, include stools and use it as a table, place the fires and the hood to cook or simply use it as a decorative corner. It is not necessary to have a very large kitchen to install an island, you will find different sizes, shapes and materials. In addition to its comfort and simplicity, different elements can be included to make it even more functional and practical. You can incorporate side shelves to place recipe books or kitchen utensils, adds value to this type of elements and their applications.
The choice of materials is an important point to consider, we can select materials resistant to high temperatures. This will make it much easier when cooking and it will involve a strong resistance to blows or cuts. Another factor to value is the lighting, the island should receive enough light avoiding shaded areas. It should be an area that gets direct light, where the best option – both practical and aesthetic – is to place suspended lamps.In short, we are committed to a fresh and sophisticated result. We look for a space where the island gets all the protagonism acquiring the maximum functionality of the scene. We rely on “less is more“, where the simplicity of the space yields the attraction to the main element that we want to highlight. Here are some inspiring images to design your meeting areas. Let’s hope they help you in the final election!