You can transform any regular kitchen island into one that has that special touch. As much of the floor area is used for your bedrooms, living rooms and other parts of the apartment, kitchen space can be a premium in modern day apartments. This can make a little on the small side of modern kitchens. The island of the kitchen is a great addition for almost every home. They provide extra countertop space for food preparation, storage under the countertop in the cabinets, and if you have a permanent island, you can even install a sink or stove in the kitchen. It is also a probability that many homeowners enjoy to have to use part of the kitchen island countertop as an eating area for casual parties.
If a permanent kitchen island can not be built, though, an option is to use a portable kitchen cart instead. While permanent fixtures such as a kitchen sink or oven can not be installed, portable kitchen islands offer a unique advantage that permanent ones can not afford. For guests mixing and walking around, much of your living room area will be used if you love entertainment. And it becomes a bit difficult to have a place to eat snacks, meals or beverages as you switch from the dining room to the living room, or vice versa. This is where portable islands of the kitchen come in. You can turn it into a buffet table, a serving table, or even a mini-bar by throwing a nice table cloth on the top of your kitchen island on wheels. Additional meat and treat replenishment can be placed under the table cloth on the shelf, holding it out of reach before the treats are to be included. At celebrations, all you can do is wheel the kitchen cart out into the living room for your friends to support themselves with food and drinks instead of running to the kitchen with them constantly. In the mornings, to have an early morning meal with your family or partner, you can also turn your portable kitchen cart into a nice breakfast bar. There are many advantages to having a mobile kitchen island. It all depends on your imagination and ingenuity to come up with different opportunities to use it.
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and it's not hard to see why this is with these incredible designs. Whilst most of our pots and pans struggle for cupboard space, there's no risk of that happening in the world's most expensive kitchens listed below.
The Colosseo Oro
A couple years ago, Marazzi Design unveiled the most expensive kitchen in the world at a trade show at Earl's Court. Costing a staggering $300,000 it will set you back more than the average asking price for an entire house in the UK but it's well worth it. Included in the hefty price tag, you get: reassurance that you are one of only 10 people in the entire world to have this limited edition kitchen, 24 carat gold leafing, metallic gloss Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, crocodile embossed leather and Venetian ink-stained gold glass. If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, the look is completed with Swarovski crystal lights and a dozen coats of clear lacquer that has been applied by hand and finished with glitter in order to create a unique design statement.
Fiore di Cristallo
Unfortunately for Marazzi Design, in November 2012 renowned designer, Claudio Celiberti launched the jaw-dropping Fiore di Cristallo kitchen. Coming in at just under one million pounds, the creation officially stole the crown as the world's most expensive kitchen. Boasting a crystal worktop, solid copper walls, a Swarovski chandelier that costs $26,400 alone and an island worth an astounding $36,850 this kitchen certainly doesn't compromise when it comes to luxury. Boasting an impressive 27 cabinets, there is plenty of room for all the pots, pans, plates, mugs and kitchen utensils you could dream of so there's definitely no need for self storage facilities here.
Electrolux Grand Cuisine Professional Kitchen
The designer of the Electrolux Grand Cuisine Professional Kitchen, Henrik Otto openly says that the target market for this range is the super rich. Super rich is definitely what you would have to be to afford a kitchen like this because with facilities such as a blast chiller, a sous vide and a hot oven, no stone has been left unturned with this range. Included in the complete package, customers get only the most advanced and modern ovens which even include computerised cooking appliances. If fancy appliances aren't quite enough for you then for an additional $60,000 you can also have top-class flooring, cabinets and cupboards to match your stunning new kitchen. Don't quite have a spare couple hundred thousand pounds in the bank for a new kitchen? Fortunately, on the other end of the scale there is a shop in Blackpool called Cheapest Kitchens in the World. Here you will be able to get an entire kitchen fitted - including all the appliances - for around $2,000.