Published at Monday, 04 February 2019. Kitchen Islands. By Halina Poulsen.
If you are short on space, choose spindle legs for one end of your island – you can easily move your seating out of the way and the island won’t feel imposing. Don’t make the mistake of choosing an island with drawers in front of where the seating will go – you’ll end up forgetting the drawers are there and you won’t make good use of them and asking people to move so you can get something out would be a nightmare. If you need additional storage as well, have it on the opposite side of your seating or on the end.
In the 18th century, kitchens often had a simple dry sink, a rectangular cabinet used to wash dishes before indoor plumbing, and a central worktable. Worktables began as fairly plain objects standing on open legs, and were used to knead dough, prepare foods, and store cooking accessories. Because kitchens were not family spaces at the time, worktables really weren’t used for sit-down meals.
As kitchens marched toward more efficient designs during the late 19th century, innovative designers like Austria’s Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky began integrating storage and working features into every nook and cranny (efforts that led to modular kitchen cabinets). The simple worktable transformed, too, becoming a space with drawers and cabinets, or even built-in bins.
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