The problems of an improper island are not to be taken lightly. If the island is too big, or in the wrong spot, or perhaps both, the flow of traffic will be disrupted through your kitchen and throughout the rest of your house. You really wanted that extra storage so putting in a big island may have seemed like a good idea, but the disruption something like that will cause will not only not be worth all the headaches it causes, you will lose much of the functionality you sought after with the feature in the first place. On the other hand, an island that is too small will lack both storage space and an efficient amount of counter space as well as looking odd and out of place because of its small size.
Having an island should not be a must have for your project. It should be a do if you can but forget if your designer says you can’t kind of thing. An important concept in any kitchen is something called a work triangle. This refers to the area of the kitchen in which the greatest amount of activity takes place: the area between the fridge, sink, and stove. This area requires careful planning in order to achieve effective, unobstructed, and efficiently trafficked access. Don’t be afraid if some extra plumbing work is required in order to maximize the efficiency of the triangle. Because you hired the right kitchen builders in Southbank, you can rest assured that any aspect of your project which needs close attention, will be handled with the utmost care and high professional standards you have come to expect.
If you are finding that your kitchen design already has a fair amount of storage space, then maybe you don’t even need to implement one into your design. Leaving more space for a dining room or breakfast table in the kitchens in Southbank could wind up being a much better solution in the long run. Another feature that should not be discounted is the additional of a peninsula which can act as sort of a central gathering point for other family members while you are cooking.
Call 03 9882 4103 today to find out if an island is right for your kitchen renovation.
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