Create a casual atmosphere with laid-back freestanding kitchen design.
Just like the name indicates, the freestanding kitchen is designed to allow freedom throughout the kitchen. Whereas traditional kitchens make use of a continuous set of counters, freestanding kitchens divide the area, moving food preparation or a sink space to a center island.
Kitchen islands are popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 80 percent of home buyers consider an island desirable or essential. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Consider your space to make sure you have enough clearance on all sides of the island. Design by Gregory Augustine.
For example, in a kitchen where food is frequently being prepared, a kitchen island with a butcher block counter or cooktop might be an option for providing more space. A kitchen island can also be designed to incorporate storage space, like drawers and shelves, and overhead ventilation can be put in place of lighting to accommodate a stovetop.
If you are seeking a repurposed piece, then look for more freestanding pieces of furniture, like a desk or dresser that can be fitted with a countertop. These details are simple, but unique, turning the kitchen space into a more comfortable room for the home.
The freestanding kitchen is the perfect option for homeowners who spend a lot of time cooking or entertaining guests. If you are choosing this kitchen style, be sure to think about your usual cooking steps in order to choose a design that will suit your needs. For example, of you want to be able to chop food and then toss it in a pan on the stove, then your food preparation area should be located next to the stovetop.
A freestanding kitchen also allows for casual dining. Create a conversational atmosphere by including pub-style seating for guests or for children to do homework after dinner.