A highly functional kitchen island cabinet will improve the quality of the time you spend there
By: Roger King
In a roomy layout, you can shorten the distance between the three key work areas by adding an kitchen island cabinet. A peninsula base and ceiling-hung cabinet offer convenient storage for tableware and linens. In an L or U-shaped kitchen, an island can add visual interest by breaking up the space without confining it.
Kitchen center islands can also serve as an excellent location for a cook top or second sink, if plumbing and ventilation hookups permit. Be sure the design provides a clearance of 48 inches from the island or peninsula to the wall cabinets.
If increased workspace is the goal, consider adding or moving a stove, microwave, or sink to the island. Dedicate one side of the island the side closest to the work zone. For compact seating at the kitchen work islands, a favorite spot for children to grab an after school snack, choose bar or counter stools without backs.