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lynnarmington

Something rarely considered regarding kitchen islands, breakfast bars and kitchen benches is accessibility. When we designed our kitchen we made what would have been a breakfast bar/island into two levels, one standing height and one sitting height which is used as an eating area. This made it easy for everyone - children, elderly, wheelchair users - because there is no need to climb onto a stool and also everyone is seated at the same height to enjoy a casual meal. We had one of our kitchen benches made a similar height as well, to be used as a work bench to sit at and to increase accessible work space. Having different heights for work benches is beneficial when selling as the increased versatility means a home that was designed just for you has a better chance of meeting the next owner's needs too.

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Boss Design and Build

The point on safety cannot be stated enough. I have had to reject clients’ design ideas when I notice that what they want included will mean less distance around the kitchen island, and less clearing space between the island and nearby or opposing appliances, cabinets and drawers. Client safety is paramount when one is designing a new kitchen, especially when it involves installing an island.

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Proline Range Hoods

Loved the design of the round island, and it's multipurpose too!

   

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