Different models for a modern and design kitchen
There are different types of kitchen islands, which adapt to all tastes and needs:
The kitchen island for food preparation:
As a worktop, this model is by far the most accessible and can accommodate many drawers, storage and decorations. It is preferable to equip this unit and to place it at the centre of the house or apartment so that it becomes the living heart of the room, with sideboards to facilitate the service. It is very easy to install, presents no constraints and generates little cost. However, it is important to think of installing plugs to connect a toaster, food processor or electric kettle. If you want to innovate, you can consider installing a USB port to charge your devices for a connected home.
The washing kitchen island:
Requiring the installation of water inlets to include a dishwasher and / or sink, this kitchen island will become the main piece of furniture in the kitchen. This option will be easier to install if your property features a basement. However, it is complicated to provide this type of kitchen island when it is equipped with a floor heating system. It must first have a sufficient slope to allow water to drain as efficiently as possible.
The cooking island:
This type of kitchen island is the most modern and stylish one. You can enjoy a hotplate, a built-in oven or even a refrigerator, that can be directly integrated into this central piece of furniture. It will be necessary to make electrical connections if you choose the induction or the electric hob. Also, it is essential to keep in mind that professional assistance will be mandatory if you choose gas stoves instead. In addition, an air extraction system must be installed above the hobs. However, it is possible to install a central hood, many existing models are true decorative objects that will add an elegant touch to your kitchen. Finally, it is recommended to favour the placement of the hood motor in another room such as a laundry room or a scullery, in order to avoid potential noise pollution.