Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or designing it from the ground up during the construction of your new home, designing an island that suits your style and needs can be overwhelming. Not only should it be appealing and complement the rest of your kitchen and home, but the island should also showcase your unique personality and your family's needs. With these tips, you will be able to design the perfect kitchen island.
The size of your island can make or break the entire kitchen's design. If it is too small, it will not be functional. If it is too large, it will be difficult to work around and become an eyesore.
A kitchen island should be sized at least 4 feet long and more than 2 feet wide for it to be functional. Of course, if your kitchen is sized at or less than 8 feet deep and 12 feet long, you should not even consider adding an island. If you have a larger kitchen, it should be able to accommodate a larger island. The key is to make sure the island is large enough to prep and serve with space all around it for moving and working in the kitchen.
Again, the island should be functional. This means it should not only have a surface to prepare and serve food, but it should also provide ample storage space. Specialized drawers and cabinets in the island should be added to accommodate trash/recycling bins, for example. If the island will contain a sink, make sure there are enough drawers and cabinets to store dish soap, sponges, and towels. Considering you may use the island for meal prep, make sure there are additional drawers to hold knives and cutting boards. Finally, shelving on the sides of the island can provide a space for storing cookbooks and other kitchen essentials.
Make it Personal
The best kitchen island will be designed according to your personality and your family's needs. For example, if you want your family to be able to dine at the island, make sure there is room under the countertop for storing stools or chairs. If you and your family enjoy wine, consider implementing a wine cooler or small beverage cooler into the design of your island.
Color on the island is also a great way to add personality to your kitchen. Consider painting the island a bright red, black, or even blue to make it stand out against traditional wood or white cabinets. Beadboard or reclaimed wood can also be added to the exterior of the island, giving your kitchen some texture and rustic appeal if you enjoy that type of décor.
For more information about kitchen remodeling, contact a company like Guthrie Kitchen & Bath Plus LLCShare
13 May 2019
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