Kitchen Ideas / February 21, 2018 / .
Essential for the final outlook of the space is also the material for the surface of the island countertop. It may vary from a classical, rustic, wooden style to ultra-modern stainless steel appearance. When choosing the design and material for the countertop you should keep in mind some particularities of the different surfaces. The marble is always gorgeous but can be easily stained. If intensive cooking and chopping is planned- reconsider wood- it can be easily harmed. Solid material that can withstand any cooking activity is granite –it’s dark with specific appearance but always can be balanced with appropriate design solutions. Stainless steel and aluminum are always apt choice for contemporary kitchen islands designs.
Another novelty that evokes the tradition of Italian master craftsmen is this playfully arranged worktop a part of the Minà kitchen project. Combining traditions, retro hints, and cutting-edge technology the designer composed multifunctional island with an artistic and dynamic pattern. Minà features a pewter-plated steel worktop combined with a breakfast bar tiled in lava stone. The exquisite artisanal surfaces of the island is made by laying Sicilian glazed volcanic stone tiles over a water-repellent support: innovative, artistic and brings back the rich textural and colorful effect into the kitchen.
Principia by Arclinea and Antonio Citterio: offers stylish, elegant and original combination of materials and colors. Entwining the untouched wooden structures and furnishings with stainless steel in innovative colors generated with the PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technology, the designer offers unique experience and evolution of work zones in this kitchen project. The transitional kitchens are one of our favorite design to explore – it offers a great variety of textural and materials combinations and includes dynamic mixture of vintage, classic and contemporary design elements. The great variety of artistic expressions and combinations offers to the designer’s freedom of expression that incorporates elements from both traditional and modern design – a trend that is just picking up speed. You can have a rustic kitchen in your trendy city apartment or an urban design with natural and cozy features. In the past few years, transitional was an important design style for kitchens; we expect to see transitional kitchens remaining popular.
One of the greatest functional benefits of the island unit is that it will greatly expand your kitchen storage space. The kitchen island being a piece of furniture itself can include a wide range of cabinet, drawers, shelves and attachments. You can introduce wine chillers and warming drawers, end shelves or a separated shelving unit, generally there are no borders to your imagination when it comes to increase the efficiency of the island. Have creative fun!