Installing a kitchen island doesn't just enhance the look of your kitchen. It can also make meal prep a lot more enjoyable and provide a great setting for socializing. If you're thinking of adding a kitchen island, here are a few pointers to keep in mind.
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Make sure you allow adequate space, and not only for the island itself, but also for the space around it. Most contractors suggest at least three feet between the island and kitchen appliances. Four is even better. If seating is part of the plan, position stools around corners rather than in a straight line. That makes for easier conversation.
Electrical outlets? The more the merrier. Below-counter nooks are perfect for setting up a charging station for your mobile devices.
One other point: Before you start the project, make sure you really want a lot of people hanging out in your kitchen. Once you've installed the island, it's likely to become a very popular spot!
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