Can the kitchen table surpass the island's popularity?
Kitchen table again at the peak of fashion
Designers say that the kitchen table can soon, if not oust the ubiquitous island from the central place in the appropriate interior, then become no less popular than he. In any case, all the prerequisites for this are available.
I want to remember that today almost all kitchen island started its victorious march through home interiors in remote 50-x. After a short time, he was already at the top of the list of the most popular items of the kitchen environment.
However, lately an increasing number of people have enthusiastically accepted the idea of abandoning the kitchen island in favor of a large table. Perhaps this trend is due to the newly increased popularity of interiors in the style of American farmhouses or the desire of owners to surround themselves with nostalgic elements.
Of course, the islands have a lot of advantages that will not go away and will not become less important in the foreseeable future. But for those homeowners who faced a choice between the two above mentioned subjects, there are a number of arguments in favor of the table.
Just imagine that the beginning of your day will take place in such a kitchen! Is this not the best reason to wake up as soon as possible? Magnificent cabinets in a neutral range and a real village table make this interior a cozy space for family interaction.
Note: When deciding to abandon the island in favor of the table, make sure that you can do without all the storage places that the first one provided to you.
Having a large table in the kitchen allows the owners of the house to enjoy the benefits of a full-fledged dining area, rather than huddling in a close corner for breakfast. This decision is especially important for those people in whose dwelling there is no separate dining room.
Note: if you like to cook something that requires a long pre-treatment (cleaning, peeling, molding), the table will allow you to spend a long time in the kitchen and at the same time not getting tired of a long standing. Lovers of home jam will understand what is at stake!
When the chairs stand around the table, and not just along one side of it (as is usually the case with the islands), diners are allowed to sit facing each other. This is an undoubted advantage for those who use the kitchen for family meals and friendly gatherings.
An indispensable condition for the table to be able to get the title of a practical interior element is the impressive width of its surface, which guarantees the owner comfort during cooking.
Some homeowners argue their choice in favor of the table by the fact that with it the atmosphere of the kitchen seems much more cozy and welcoming than with an island that more likely resembles a huge box. The table as if invites all dwellers of the dwelling and their friends to get together and spend time for pleasant conversation.
The smaller – in comparison with the island – the height of the table and chairs, which make up a single composition with it, means that the inhabitants of the house will feel more comfortable and relaxed during meals and not only.
Sitting in a comfortable and absolutely safe (even for small children) armchair, you can play board games, do needlework or just talk with a glass of wine.
Needless to say, chairs and stools, which are usually located along the kitchen island, are rarely as cozy as ordinary low chairs. Often they have no backs! Children sitting on high chairs, do not get their feet to the floor and are very at risk of falling.
Often it is the layout of the kitchen that determines the choice in favor of one or another piece of furniture. Tables look good in open spaces, but they become real stars of the interior in isolated cozy kitchens.
Note: if one of the walls of the room is not occupied by cabinets, it is worth trying a table near it, and not in the center. This version of the layout can be very functional.
In absolutely closed kitchens like the one we see in the photo, it is preferable to use the table, since there is still not enough space for comfortable placement of the island and the dining corner.
Of course, we are not talking about houses of modern construction, the layout of which is designed for the presence of a kitchen island with a small table adjoining it as a corner for breakfast or informal meals, while a full dining area with a large table is located next door.
Here is another kitchen, for which the table was an ideal component, since this London apartment does not have a breakfast corner or a separate dining room.
Dimensions of the room – the determining factor in making a decision about its filling. It is important to understand: is there enough space between the table and the components of the headset?
Designers have a rule according to which the distance between the cabinets and the island should not be less than 90 centimeters, and between the island and household appliances – not less than 100 centimeters. In the case of the table, these indicators should be even slightly higher – only then everyone will be comfortable to use it.
Pay attention to the kitchen on the photo: is not this rustic table in garden style, supplemented by benches, an ideal place for long evening gatherings?
And yet, homeowners who unambiguously prefer tables, cite as their main argument for their ability to create a cozy atmosphere.
From simple country cottages to chic urban residences in a modern style, there are many cuisines that will benefit greatly from having this traditional element of decor.
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