The Star of the Kitchen
Everyone knows that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Twenty years ago, the open floor plan took root, blending the kitchen and living room spaces. According to this article in Realtor.com “Kitchen islands have become the focal point in many homes, and there are plenty of reasons why real estate pros are spotlighting them in their listings.
Kitchens have transformed into multifunctional spaces in recent years, and the kitchen island is turning it into a social gem. “The island gives families with children the opportunity to combine cooking, homework and socializing, the latter being especially valuable,” Lene Halse Hornemann, designer and owner of Multiform Design Center Copenhagen, told Houzz. “And for couples whose children have moved away from home, it’s the idea that one person can cook and the other can sit with a glass of wine on a bar stool by the island and enjoy the moment.”
“The kitchen island is proving to be the divider of these spaces, and a place to come together”, says Anna Grethe Jørgensen of Kvik.