Custom Kitchen Islands: A Design Destination
As any custom home builder or kitchen remodeling contractor will tell you, center islands in the kitchen have become one of the first things that people want in their homes these days, and with everything that islands can do, it’s little wonder that this feature is so in demand. Prep space and storage area, not to mention the extra seating it can provide—it’s all right there, in one central little (or big) station. The size of your island will, of course, naturally be dictated by the amount of space in your kitchen; but if you’re looking for the perfect way to add aesthetic appeal and great functionality, custom kitchen islands can be the stuff of fantasies.
Take in the View
So what kind of perks can you land by going island hopping? Choose a design with cabinetry or another form of storage underneath. Tie it in to the rest of your cabinets or go for some contrast by selecting a different wood finish or a bold color, and you can add even more visual interest by topping it off with a counter material that makes its own statement. There is, of course, the option to keep things streamline by matching it with the rest of your counter space; but by selecting an alternative like butcher block, stainless steel, polished concrete, or even just a different design of the same type of stone you’ve used on the other countertops, you’re setting that island off to be something truly special.
The Getaway Place
The island can become like your very own little center of command, complete with space to prep and space to cook…even space to graze. Extend the countertops enough to allow for bar-style seating, and you can enjoy casual dining right there in the thick of things, where hungry eyes can watch as you put your kitchen chops to work. You can get sunk with a sink or add some heat with griddles, grills, or range tops. An island will vastly improve the function of your kitchen, if you utilize that space well. Install an oven, dishwasher, or microwave to keep them close at hand yet hidden from view. It’s the perfect place to incorporate the extras, as well—the perimeter cabinetry may not really have room for the wine fridge you’ve always wanted or the additional oven that could make all your baking dreams come true, so by installing them under the island, you’re getting big rewards without sacrificing any cabinet space to the cause.
Make an escape from mundane kitchen design! Give the team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!