Kitchen islands have become a staple in most houses, as homeowners believe that their perfect kitchen isn’t complete without a functional island. While you may know that you want a kitchen island, you still have to dedicate between various options and customizations. Continue reading for tips on how to create the ideal island for your kitchen.
When designing your kitchen island, you must first ask yourself what it will be used for. It can have various functions, including a place for meal prep, homework, dining, or cooking. For example, some islands have a sink and stovetop, while others have a sleek countertop and breakfast bar.
If you choose to use your kitchen island as a main dining area, you will focus more on making the island comfortable for eating meals. This includes customizing the height, width, and seating to ensure your family has enough room to eat. If you decide to use your kitchen island primarily for cooking and food prep, you may want a wide workspace, a sink, and appliances incorporated in the island. Kitchen islands are also multi-functional, so they all can include as much storage as your need for your home. You may want a set of cupboards on the end of the island, or drawers to hold larger appliances.
Once you have a good idea of what you will use your kitchen island for, your next decision is the location. Most islands are unattached from the rest of the countertops, so you have a lot of options as to where it should live, especially in a larger kitchen. The location will have to do with your kitchen’s layout, as well as what you plan to use it for. If you are using the island for storage, cooking, and food prep, it makes sense to keep the island closer to the fridge and pantry of ingredients.
As the design starts coming together, it’s now time to decide which materials to use for your kitchen island. While it may not be attached to the rest of your kitchen, it’s important to use materials and colors that complement the rest of the design. The purpose of your island will help you choose the materials, as islands used as a prep space will need something durable and stain-resistant.
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