Kitchen Island Ideas
As remodeling trends turn increasingly toward kitchens, there is no shortage of kitchen island ideas to choose from. In fact, kitchen island design is one of the most effective ways to build equity in a home, providing the space with extra seating, adding storage, and increasing the useable prep space. A kitchen remodeling contractor can provide you with a variety of kitchen island ideas and plans to help you create a custom kitchen island that can truly do it all, whether you want a massive kitchen island with seating for a crowd or a smaller kitchen island table that has hidden charms in its compact design. Whatever your aesthetic or lifestyle demands, a kitchen island can be the perfect way to make your kitchen more functional and really add to its visual appeal.
Stow It Away
Of course, cabinetry is a must for any kitchen island, and it’s also one of the most functional reasons for installing one. Some kitchens don’t have enough perimeter wall space to accommodate an ample amount of cabinetry, so by adding them in a center island, the storage issue is resolved.
A great island needs to be well lit, so you’ll want to choose kitchen island lighting that hangs above the space without getting in your way and adds a complimentary touch to the area. It should enhance the island, not detract or distract. Tie in the seating by including a recessed area under the countertop that accommodates bar-height stools. Most importantly, consider how your want your island to perform. Do you have enough island area to include a cooking surface? The size of your kitchen will dictate the size of your island; it’s crucial to plan it well and keep it from seeming overwhelming to the space. You may have grand ideas of packing it with the latest and greatest appliances; but if having all of that requires an island that makes free movement in the room seem impossible, the island will become your headache rather than your happy place.
So in addition to extra seating and cabinetry, what else should you put on the list for the perfect island getaway?
Some of the best ways to take advantage of all an island has to offer include:
- Prep sinks
- Under-counter microwaves
- Wine refrigerators
- Ice makers
Make your kitchen the island of your dreams! Call the experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!