Each hostess wants everything needed in the kitchen to be in the access zone. For this very convenient kitchen with an island.
A stove, a sink, a cupboard with dishes, a refrigerator - all should be located according to the "triangle rule".
In small kitchens, this is not relevant, and in large rooms, the most necessary items should be placed for convenience near.
Kitchen arrangement methods
Let's consider several methods for creating an "island". An interesting name was given to a table standing in the middle of the kitchen, in which a plate, a sink and places for cooking are combined.
For such an object, the dimensions are 1200 x 1200 mm, but this depends on the area and shape of the kitchen itself. Began to use such tables in the Old World, quickly spread to the US, where they like the maximum convenience.
Fashion revived in Germany, where designer Ool Eicher used this idea with a desktop. It was possible to approach from any side and engage in work. This principle of planning was picked up by all restaurants.
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In residential buildings began to be used again since 1988, as the "Workbench Ayher" for the work area. There was a "rule of a triangle", where the most popular zones should be combined.
Correct location of the island
In order not to be mistaken, you need to know some rules for planning a kitchen with an island. In spacious kitchens often use such an "island", without it the kitchen seems empty.
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This idea can be applied not only in the chic dining rooms of huge country houses, but also in apartments. But this will require a redesign of the kitchen and changes in communications (water, gas and electricity).
Very original looks "island" in the form of a semicircle with a sink and a stove, where two people can cook food at once, and without interfering with each other.
In a typical apartment with any redevelopment "standard island" can not be placed, but you can install a stove in the table top, then you will not need to change the pipes. For the kitchen you need excellent ventilation, now a large selection of hoods.
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It has become fashionable to unite the kitchen with the living room, it will not only create an additional area, but also a lot of advantages.
It is possible to put a dining table in the form of an "island" in the center of a large kitchen (kitchen-living room), and around the chairs. Organically looks in a general design, and convenient for a large family and guests.
"Peninsula" in the kitchen
Popular are the "peninsula" - these are L-shaped kitchen sets, there may be slight offshoots from straightforward models.
This solution saves space, but performs the same functions, and divides the space into zones. The peninsula can be not only with the usual angles, but with smooth shapes.
These most convenient and popular kitchens are made only to order, the price is more expensive than standard ready-made sets. But the furniture will fit perfectly into the shapes of your kitchen (dining room), you can choose the color and material you need.
Examples of modern interior design of the kitchen with the peninsula can be seen in the photo at the end of the article. Very spectacular islands (peninsulas) with streamlined shapes, made in various designs and styles.
The kitchen island is presentable with a bar counter, inside of which there are lockers where you can hide kitchen utensils.
Color palette and styles
Most often choose the white color of furniture, but different styles allow color shades. For dark rooms where there is not enough light, it is better to use furniture in light colors: sand, coffee.
Such colors will suit the classical style, minimalism.
Creamy, cream, beige, pearl tones are ideal for styles: Biedermeier, antique, Empire, etc.
More effective are the sets in large light kitchen-living rooms in black and white versions, the floors can also be selected in dark colors for hi-tech. Add metal accessories, chrome handles and unusual lamps, plafonds.
Kitchen wenge will require dark shades of noble wood, to feel African notes.
Modernism and art deco gives preference to bright outflows: ocher, bordeaux, green, blue, etc.
For the Mediterranean style you need light furniture (wicker) with openwork lamps, thin high legs of chairs. The shades are diverse, and a few bright accessories will add to the mood of the sea coasts and the hot sun.
Choose a modern interior design of the kitchen with the island easily, knowing the nuances.
Photo of the planning of the kitchen with the island