If you’re feeling constrained in your kitchen even though there is plenty of floor space, you might need a kitchen island. Kitchen islands serve as extra storage space but they also enhance the design of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a full renovation. We share some compelling reasons why you should consider a kitchen island.
The most obvious benefit that kitchen islands have to offer is more space. If your available kitchen space is a bit smaller than you would like then you are probably running low on counter space. With the right island design you can have a bit more of both. Consider a design with drawers and cabinets. A hanging rack from the ceiling for pots and pans can also be installed above the new counter space to accent it. A clever tip for recycling — place your bins under the kitchen island for easy access that doesn’t interfere with the rest of the preparation area of the kitchen.
More Cooking Space
Do you need a bit of extra space to cook? There are very few kitchens designed with too much cabinet space. Sadly, you’ll find that some don’t even have enough space for an oven. The easiest way to rectify this is to install the stove top on the island. It may be as big or small as you want and it can be right next to where you are preparing your meals.
Even a small kitchen island countertop can make the space easier to move around in. They’re also a great place to keep your most used appliances and amenities since it’s out in the open and easy to grab.
If your kitchen floor space allows, you can design an island big enough to double as an extra dining area. Although the cost for this will be slightly higher, it will supply you with more space to entertain. Extra seating in the kitchen with the help of a kitchen island provides a more relaxed feel for guests than a formal dining room.
There are endless sizes and designs of kitchen islands to fit your home and budget. If you are considering installing one, be sure to measure and examine the current kitchen space, color and size before choosing one that supplies the best results.
The joy of a kitchen island is that it doesn’t necessarily have to match the current countertop and cabinet colors or textures. You can be experimental and opt for an island of a different material and color than the rest of the kitchen, creating a trendy focal point in the room. If you prefer a more seamless appearance, you could design the kitchen island to match the rest of the kitchen.The same countertops and cabinet stain color can be used to achieve this.
Surface materials that work well for counter tops are wood, stainless steel and granite. A stainless steel or granite kitchen island is durable, heat-resistant and easy to clean. Granite, marble and quartz kitchen islands in particular add a sophisticated and stylish look to a kitchen. While a kitchen island granite top may be more expensive than other material, it increases the overall value of the kitchen which is a perk if you are interested in reselling.Tags: Kitchens, Renovating