Kitchen islands serve a number of purposes. In addition to being a visual anchor in the space, they also help increase the room’s functionality and efficiency. If your kitchen needs updating and you need some inspiration for your future kitchen island then check the tips below and call us for a quote!
ADD COUNTER SPACE
Use your island to increase the amount of counter space in your kitchen. Having more counter space will allow more room for meal prep, multiple chefs and can serve as an eating area.
CREATE MORE SEATING
Whether your space lacks a proper dining table or you’re looking to create a more casual bar-seating option, adding low-profile seating to the island is an easy way to increase functionality and make the environment more social for both guests and the cook.
Incorporating sinks or stove tops into the surface of the island is one way to spread the workflow throughout the kitchen.
MAKE IT MULTILEVEL
Add another dynamic by creating variation in the height of your island. Using the island for multiple purposes, like eating and food prep, will maximize the utility.
GET MORE STORAGE
An island is also a way to add more storage and avoid kitchen clutter by using drawers, cupboards and shelves. This is beneficial especially if appliances take up a lot of cabinet room, or if you’re looking for a unique way to showcase certain items by using open shelving.
USE THE SPACE ABOVE
Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood.