Kitchen island legs: a small detail with a large value
It's time to discuss one very important detail of the kitchen island, namely the legs. There are so many options for their design that it is not easy to decide which one is right.
Even experienced professionals can hesitate to resolve this issue, and what can we say about ordinary landlords who have only directories and tips from the Internet. Square or rounded, embossed or flat, large or small? How to understand what shape and style of legs – the right ones?
Some will ask: "Why does a kitchen island need legs?" Many people like the look of furniture, slightly raised above the floor, because it gives a sense of open space.
We hope that some of our ideas will help you narrow your search. Just try to choose the most attractive image for you from the many presented, just as the wine is tasting – one glass after another.
Let us characterize this construction of the legs as "half-submerged square". There is an illusion that they are embedded in the surface of the side panel like pilasters in the wall. Sometimes the panel connects two legs, passing through the plane of their rear faces, but in our case it is only slightly drowned inwards, so that the whole design seems more refined.
If you install the panel flush, flush with the front edges, the very meaning of having legs is lost. Tip: There is no single rule that determines the depth of the panel drowning, but it is better to stick to the range from 0,6 to 2,5 centimeters.
This is another, similar in size and shape to the previous ones, legs, but with flat faces. Their upper edges are also decorated with moldings.
In general, the legs of this island are decorated in the same spirit as in the previous photos, but instead of a side panel between them installed open shelves.
Here we again see half-recessed legs, but smaller and simpler in design. Pay attention to the relief cutout at the bottom of the side panel. This detail seems insignificant, but in fact it significantly affects the perception of the image.
Rounded, half-recessed legs turn the kitchen island into a full piece of furniture. The relief edges of the marble countertop make this design even more sculptural.
Whether the pilasters carved on the corners of the kitchen island, imitate half-drowned rounded legs, or vice versa.
These are detached legs of a complex configuration. The side panel is available, but it is slightly away from both legs, so that shadow lines are formed.
Half-recessed metal legs of conical shape slightly modernize the traditional design of this kitchen island.
And again the conical legs, but this time – wooden and painted in a dark color. Toothed molding, running along the entire perimeter of the countertop, allows the island's design to stay within the traditional style.
Round metal legs are half buried in the corners of this modern island. Thanks to them, the drawers are quite high off the floor, and the design as a whole does not seem heavy.
Very simple half-recessed legs are almost flush with the edges of the countertop. The corrugated surface of the side panel mimics the paneling and echoes the design of the sliding door of the cabinet, contributing to the formation of a modern interpretation of the country style.
The open design of this kitchen island allows you to view its legs from all sides.
Many do not like fully open islands, due to the fact that their design does not imply the presence of cabinets and boxes. A small additional island with shaped legs, located close to the side surface of the main, will introduce a geometric and texture variety in the interior of the kitchen.
By the way, islands of open construction have one important advantage. The lack of walls allows you to slide stools under the countertop and, therefore, use the kitchen space more rationally. Massive square legs of this island are connected by narrow slats on top and a shelf from below.
The designer of this model managed to preserve the storage option and make its design visually more open. To help came the low legs and a depression in the front wall of the island.
This is another partially open island. Its legs – square half-recessed top and round detached from below – form a free space near the floor, sufficient to accommodate the shelf.
The marble countertop of this island is elongated on one side and rests on simple square legs. In the resulting niche, stools are easily placed. This is an ideal solution for compact kitchens, where one island is used for cooking and eating.
This island is very similar to the previous one, but if you look at it from the side, you can distinguish three legs – one detached and two half-drowned.
A very wide overhang of the table top rests on square legs. At the same time, there are no upper strips connecting the legs between themselves and the main part of the island.
The island in this minimalist kitchen looks quite like a table, only higher than usual. In addition to narrow metal legs, the only addition to its design is a small white apron.
Figured slats connecting the massive square legs of this island, significantly affect the perception of his image. These are the details that can fill the space with the warmth of the village house, and they are very appropriate in this interior.
The width of the legs should be approximately proportional to the size of the island itself. Both massive islands in this photo have legs, more like columns.
The abundance of design options for the legs makes it possible to understand how important these elements really are. Along with the table top and cabinets, they affect the perception of the structure of the island and the space of the kitchen as a whole.
The site continues to amaze, offering design ideas for such moments of the interior, which are unlikely to draw attention. However, now, looking at these photos, you really understand how important such a simple detail, like the legs of a kitchen island, can be. Most of all I liked the options, where part of the table top remains open – it's very convenient.
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