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Kirun Qureshi

I love your island bsgibbs

I’d also love to have an island in the kitchen im planning but fear the layout brings it in between my range and fridge. Plz comment on whether thats not much of an issue


   
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bsgibbs

@Kirun Qureshi - when I cook, it isn't often something goes straight from fridge to cooktop. Ingredients have to measured, something has to be chopped, packages have to be unwrapped... So the island gives you that space to do those things. I prefer the island to the countertops beside the cooktop for all of those functions. I wash my vegetables and bring them to the island for all of the rest of prep, I don't do that next to the sink. My island is convenient to all 3 elements of a work triangle - sink, fridge and stove - so it acts as a center hub of that triangle.

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trudeaux

Reason #8: building codes require outlets on built-in islands. This can be costly to add to an existing kitchen, especially if it has a slab-on-grade foundation. If permits were pulled and you have inspections to pass, a freestanding island is a work around for having to power up a built-in island.

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