Pros and cons of having an island in your kitchen

Pros and cons of having an island in your kitchen

Kitchen islands are in vogue especially in contemporary styles, they can complement the work area or make a design trendy, some designs even incorporate a double island, each one with different objectives.

In today's note we talk about the pros and cons of including an island into your kitchen design

Advantages of an island in your kitchen

Some advantages of incorporating an island into a kitchen are the following.

More storage space: Having an island allows you to keep your kitchen in order, especially if you like to have everything stored. An island allows you to include extra cabinets to store kitchen utensils or spices.

More cooking space: With an island, the space of the work triangle increases, so if you like to have everything at hand or make recipes with countless ingredients, having this extra space is very useful.

Room separation: In open concept homes placing an island helps delimit the kitchen from the other spaces such as the living room or dining room.

Multifunctional: The additional countertop space can be used to place appliances or as a breakfast table.

Advantages of an island in your kitchen

Disadvantages of an island in your kitchen

Some of the disadvantages of incorporating an island into a kitchen are:

Special installation: It is essential to plan ahead the location of the island and its objective, consider if it is necessary to place lights and the placement of the extraction hood and the cooktop.

Space: There are kitchens that, due to their size are not able to fit an island and placing one would make moving around the space difficult.

Investment: When building the house or remodeling the kitchen, placing an island is an investment that you should consider, especially due to the plumbing and other hardware requirements.

If you decide to have an island with a cooktop in your kitchen, make sure to incorporate an island hood on top, this will guarantee that you have the ventilation needed to avoid odors.

At Elica we have various models of island hoods, from the most traditional to the most modern, all of them with a touch of design such as our new Seashell hood, which has a sober design but will give your kitchen a sophisticated look.

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