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Kitchen Remodeling Tips #2

Kitchen Island Ideas

What can you do with a kitchen island?

We’re appliance guys. Mostly, we like kitchen islands that provide space to build in kitchen appliances.


We like islands with shelves built-in, because there’s no such thing as a good place to put a microwave oven on a kitchen counter. We like them even more if we can also put a built-in oven nearby. By the way, both of these ideas make the appliance accessible, and can be part of a thoughtful universal design.


We love slide-in ranges. Several appliance manufacturers have recently introduced new slide-in range models. Slide-in ranges work very well in islands. Make sure that you plan for ventilation.


Let’s concede that islands can serve purposes other than provide room for our precious appliances. This island has a butcher block countertop. Great for food prep. Speaking of food prep, an island sink can be a big help if food preparation is a primary function of the island.


At the other extreme, this table in the kitchen is great for meals, and family gatherings, but not so much to chop lettuce on.


Here’s an island that is really multi-purpose. Sink, appliances, and bar stools that are convenient for an informal meal, or to just visit and nosh.

From the above, you can see that kitchen islands can be multi-function. For appliances and plumbing fixtures for your island, count on the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for the best availability and lowest prices.


January 11, 2015
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