Mulholland Dr.Contemporary Kitchen, Los Angeles
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Functionality is key to the island’s predominance. Everyone who has enough space in their kitchen wants an island. It provides more countertop and storage space, and at the same time it can incorporate features like a sink and a stove. The extra space is especially helpful if you cook a lot. Plus, aesthetically, a flat cooktop (and perhaps oven underneath) has the least interrupted view across the island. However: An island with a sink, especially, allows for plenty of working space: We stand at the sink approximately 90% of the time we spend in the kitchen, so having plenty of room on both sides of the sink is a real advantage. The island has almost become a ‘dishwashing island,’ as we stand by the sink more than by the stove. When the sink is located in the island, you can wash dishes and still be facing family, friends and guests. But for me, it may not work, as I leave my dishes out to dry, so if possible, I'd like that hidden (or obscured) somehow.