Kitchen / July 2, 2018 /
Layouts are usually dictated by the space available, but islands continue to dominate with many larger kitchens now opting for two islands. Most will have breakfast bar seating or banqueting seating attached to the island so that dining is incorporated into the kitchen area. An island or breakfast bar can also work as both a storage area and a place for dining. But less often they are used for actual food preparation. Utilise your island further by installing an appliance, the addition of a small sink or hob in your island will mean everyone can get involved with food prep.
The bar area of a restaurant is where people go to socialize with others and relax. There is no reason you can not create the same environment in your home kitchen. Add bar style seating around the kitchen island or make room for a couple of stools to get this look. I bet you will soon find this area becomes a favorite spot in your home for gathering and spending time with your family and guests.