Remodeling or renovating your cooking and prep space by adding a kitchen island effectively increases usable counter space in your kitchen. But what actually goes into deciding what kind of island will be the best for your home? Here are four questions you should consider about kitchen islands before starting the remodeling process.
What’s Your Design Aesthetic?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but carefully considering the style of kitchen you already have will guide you to the perfect kitchen island for your space. Consider your taste and what kinds of finishes you like best. Using granite, marble, laminate, or butcher block countertops can help your kitchen island blend in or stand out, depending on your preference.
What Do You Need to Store?
Some kitchens are blessed with lots of storage space! Unfortunately, some kitchens weren’t built with storage space in mind. Your new kitchen island can be designed to store appliances, pots and pans or be a beautiful display case for your vintage flatware. Be clear about precisely what needs to be stored in your kitchen island and build a design around that.
How Will You Use It?
In addition to storage, kitchen islands should fit right in with the flow of how you want to use them! Islands can have outlets for using a standing bowl mixer or pressure cooker. Or they can have a raised edge on one side if you’d like a breakfast bar for your kids. If you’d like to use your island for prepping and cooking, there can even be a glass cooktop and butcher block prep space. Look at how you use your kitchen already and see how a kitchen island can make it easier.
Will a Kitchen Island Fit in Your Kitchen?
A professional remodeler can assess your existing space and optimize it for your needs. However, your dream of a full sink and stove top in your kitchen island may not be feasible for your area. While you should always dream big, keeping your goals realistic will ensure that your kitchen island will make your life easier instead of being in the way.
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