Published at Saturday, 07 October 2017 by Delroy Lambert in Kitchen Island, with total 72 digitals.
Multiple counter heights increase an island's functionality. In addition to the preparation area height, they might include lower surfaces for baking and chopping, and higher surfaces for eating up and away from the preparation area.
If an island table will also include a bottom-row storage element, keep table height (and comfort) in mind when selecting island chairs or barstools. If one side of the table is closest to a busy work area (stove, oven or sink), it may make sense to limit the seating to one side.
An overhead chandelier and decorative centerpiece will add to the feeling that the table is meant for entertainment rather than the overflow of work that can sometimes occur in a kitchen area. And don't let the table aspect of the island keep you from sometimes using it as a work space. Instead, protect the top with place mats and cutting boards before relying on it for extra room to chop vegetables or mix together a fresh salad.