South Perth Apartment Renovation
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2. Where: PerthRed Lily RenovationsA kitchen island with cupboards or open shelving below doubles as a full-on storage unit. Its extra-wide counter not only affords more work space but turns into an informal eating space with the addition of a couple of stools.
Use kitchen islands to host dinnersThis idea works for homes with kitchens that have space for a kitchen island. In most homes it doubles as a breakfast table but, in compact spaces, think of the kitchen island as a permanent fixture to host guests, too. Bar stools nestled against the island clear the space around the table for easy navigation. You will have to make sure your kitchen is ready for the guests as well, though!
2. Never enough prep spaceA common problem in tiny kitchens is the lack of bench top space for preparing food, with the usual suspects like kettles, toasters and utensil pots eating up most of the precious space before you’ve even started chopping.Solution: An island unit with cupboards or open shelving below will not only become storage central, it will also double your bench space. Consider trading in your low kitchen table for a more practical waist-height island, and you’ll find it more functional for daily chores. What’s more, you can still retain a formal-style eating area without a dining table by simply adding elegant upholstered stools to your island and a striking pendant light above.