On the other hand we can scrutinise the austerity of solid wood kitchen furniture and see that it is cheaper to buy than the new retro styles and provides better value for money. Bespoke kitchen furniture can be both extravagant and austere depending on what the customer wants. If we associate austerity with lack lustre looks and minimal quality and design then we are looking at cheap kitchen furniture, however in modern design we can have a combination of plain looks with top end materials and fully integrated equipment with all the mod cons. Many associate extravagance with what is beyond the normal requirements in any kitchen. There is a way however of achieving this apparent dichotomy. By installing individually chosen kitchen units you can design and create your own bespoke kitchen furniture being as extravagant or as austere as you wish. This method achieves a mixture of both extremes and can be very effective in providing kitchen furniture that bridges the divide between extravagance and austerity.
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.
Fabric gets loose, and light colored chairs stain easily. Thats a blemish that wont be easy to get rid of, though it will stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise immaculate kitchen. Consider putting an island in the middle of the kitchen. This creates visual interest and expands the work space considerably. If designing from scratch, consider locating the stove, oven, and sink in the island. This is a somewhat radical departure from the ubiquitous design of traditional kitchens that puts the stove up against the wall. It is also quite functional, allowing the cook to look out into the room as opposed to gazing at the wall.
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