Kitchen renovations can be a excellent way to add value to you home. They’re also fun to plan, especially if you are gutting your present kitchen and starting from scratch. Where will the cupboards go? Where will the new sub zero fridge sit? How big a space can we have for the super deluxe variety?
Kitchen islands are nifty inventions that are versatile and efficient elements to a kitchen. They come in all shapes and sizes, can be static or movable and can have any number of drawers, cupboards, outlets and even a sink if you so desire, right there in the middle of the kitchen. This adds seating to your kitchen for large family gatherings and allows for easy homework help as you are preparing dinner. If you want more room simply take away the stools and you have yourself a stand up bar or more counter space to put out the celebration food without anyone tripping over the seats.
Islands are also convenient day to day as they give you more prep room and certainly more storage space. Some may have a rack attached to the ceiling over for pots and pans to hang providing more storage room to the smaller items and appliances that you just may not use daily.
Having another sink can help with clean up and is fantastic for when you must fill that kettle with water when you are at the island but the sink is across the area. Insert a sink and viola, problem solved!
Of course, not all houses have the room for a static island so there are islands on the marketplace which can move from place to place whenever you require. They give you the excess prep space and storage space you might need at times while keeping out the way if you don’t need it.
No matter how you slice it, the kitchen island is a time saver and provides personality as well as functional space to your kitchen. Just be sure to plan well so that it is not getting in your way and give yourself and the family plenty of room to maneuver around to decrease annoyance later on!