Published at Thursday, November 30th 2017. by Solaina in Kitchen.
The gleaming or smooth matte appliances of the modern kitchen demand the companionship of similar modern kitchen furniture. It would be a mistake to pair these "futuristic" objects with cheap kitchen furniture or even country kitchen furniture. To be modern calls for something more, and this can be a somewhat tough order to fill when it comes to the right contemporary kitchen furniture. You are likely to find plenty of more traditional offerings at typical kitchen furniture stores, but it is possible to get something that is cutting edge and sophisticated. So what kind of furniture are we talking about here, exactly? We are talking none less than the sleek and modular surfaces that define the truly modern designer kitchen. Countertops and even the surfaces of cabinets and cupboards are sleek, and thus so should your furniture be.
Cabinets that are custom made have parts that are modular and changeable, thus, you will be able to change the area of the cabinet at once and carry it with you just like any other furniture if you decide to relocate. It is significant that you purchase kitchen furniture that is of good quality to make it a treasure trove later. Shopping online is a good way of procuring kitchen furniture because you will be able to go through a wide array of selection in terms of designs and respective prices. You can also check for the warranty, the return policy and the cost of shipping. Pay particular attention the guideline in returning the item because this can be crucial in cases where you are unsatisfied with the kitchen furniture.
Kitchen islands can also be considered in the class of furniture because many people use the island to double as a breakfast bar. If you have the opportunity to design your island, then try to get the counter top to extend out farther than the cabinet underneath so the counter is comfortable to sit at. In addition, try to have the outer edge of the counter sit higher than the rest of the island surface. This is to make sure that there is no cross contamination between prepared and unprepared foods. The seating at a breakfast bar will most likely be stools. Stools with backs are more comfortable, but heavier so you need to weigh those options before selecting. Another helpful hint is to make sure there is enough room between the top of the stool seat and the bottom of the counter so that people are not squished in between.
There are many more benefits according to how you use this type of kitchen furniture. However, before making the decision to purchase a kitchen island, you have some important factors to take into consideration, not the least of which is space. You need around 3 feet of walking space around the island unit, and you must be sure that the drawers and doors in the cabinets have room to open. If you keep to the 36 inches then you should be OK. The only dimension that must be stated is that of the counter height. Ideally it should be the same as the rest of your kitchen units. If not, then it is not a disaster, but can be disconcerting when you are working on the various surfaces at varying heights.
If you are decided on buying used kitchen furniture, you should also advertise your interest. An ad can be placed in your local newspaper or you can also check your local online community if they accept advertisements such as this. For a more personalized look, you can try making a flier and post it all over town and in our neighborhood, completely describing the details of what kind of used furniture you are looking for. Friends and family can also help spread the word around. Explain to them what you are looking for. They might even have the exact thing you are looking for!
If you are hanging anything from the ceiling, make sure that there is sufficient clearance so that people do not bang their heads on a skillet or frying pan! Clearance is all-important with kitchen islands, because there is not a lot worse than having a kitchen that is severely restricted in space just to accommodate an island. The island should complement your kitchen, not dominate it.