Sometimes it seems that islands in the kitchen have completely supplanted ordinary dining tables. It is fashionable, comfortable, beautiful and western-style. However, according to the designers, today some homeowners are returning to dining tables, ditching the islands. Our tips site will tell you why.
Why is the island so attractive for the owners of spacious kitchens? The fact that they combine many functions:
- This is an additional work surface, behind which two or three people can cook at once from different sides..
- Storage space can be placed on the island.
- The island can be combined with a bar counter.
- You can move a hob, a sink to the island, build in a freezer or a small wine refrigerator.
And, of course, it is also quite possible to dine behind the kitchen island. Perhaps not as comfortable as at a full table, but still.
Of course, the owners of tiny kitchens have no choice between a dining table and an island. They would like to place a corner for a quick breakfast on the available space. But for what reasons homeowners with a spacious kitchen can abandon the island in favor of a full dining table, at first glance, it is not clear. But it makes sense.
Firstly, it is advisable to abandon the kitchen island, equipping the kitchen for elderly owners, the portal has already written about this.
Secondly, behind the kitchen island, even if it additionally serves as a table, they usually sit on one side. At the table, guests and family members are placed opposite each other, which facilitates communication. In addition, more people will clearly fit at the table..
Thirdly, the kitchen island is higher than the table, it equips itself at the level of all other working areas of the headset. And chairs need to be chosen appropriate, not everyone will be comfortable. Any chairs, armchairs, ordinary stools are placed around the table. It will be convenient for everyone.
Fourthly, the dining table can also be used as a work surface. Why not? Move back chairs and cut vegetables stand. Or sit in a chair and sit down to cook. And the surface is quite enough for, for example, working with dough, together with the whole family to sculpt dumplings.
Fifth, home owners may not need additional storage space and do not want to move the sink and hob anywhere. Accordingly, why do they need an island. It turns out to be completely unnecessary.
Sixth, if the house does not have a separate dining room, then a dining table in the center of a spacious kitchen becomes a necessity. Of course, it is also possible to receive guests in the living room, but each time it is inconvenient to carry plates with dishes if you are going to have dinner with your family.
Seventh, many homeowners believe that a large dining table in the kitchen brings the whole family together. Children can do their homework here or draw while their parents are cooking, there is enough space for everyone, and some adults also prefer to create and work with a laptop in the kitchen.
Also, remember that the size of the kitchen island cannot be changed. Most of them are stationary. But the dining table can be chosen as a folding one and it will not be difficult to move it.