An island kitchen is typically more spacious than its counterparts and features a countertop in the middle of the room. This extra countertop space that is freely “floating” is what gives this layout its name, the island kitchen. The island counter itself can be designed in a variety of ways, adjusted in size according to kitchen space, and stylized to complement the rest of the kitchen.
The island kitchen is divided into two separate countertop zones, with the island entirely separate and usually in the middle of the kitchen. The other countertops can be laid out in different ways, from the U-shaped kitchen to the one wall. This mostly depends on how much room there is in the house.
Understanding the Functions of the Island
While making additions for the sake of style is something that interior designers are often tasked with doing, the island kitchen should have a lot of utility to it. The kitchen itself can be considered a utility room if you look at it from a certain angle. Sure, many enjoy simply relaxing in the kitchen or reading a book as they sip their favorite tea. But at its core, the kitchen is there to serve, and making the island as functional as possible will only boost the rest of the kitchen’s practicality.