Top Five Benefits of Having a Kitchen Island
If you're remodeling your kitchen, chances are you've already dealt with a ton of decisions, from backsplash patterns to flooring--or you will be soon. Have you considered adding a kitchen island to your space? You might be surprised how even a small kitchen island can change the flow of your kitchen--for the better! These are some of the top five benefits our customers love about their new kitchen islands.
1. They're Great for Kids
Kitchen islands make the perfect homework or project space. They're the ideal spot for play-dough fortresses or homemade slime; they make the perfect landing point for the kitchen, where small hands can help cut out cookies or just play a board game while keeping them out of the major traffic paths you'll use while you cook. Just add a few barstools, and let the family bonding begin!
2. They're Invaluable for Cooks
You can never go wrong with extra counter space. And if you love to cook, having that extra prep space will make it that much easier to prep Thanksgiving dinner, whip up your award-winning lasagna, or craft show stopping hors-d'oeuvres for your next party. Kitchen islands can also offer more custom cabinet storage space underneath, so you'll have to do less hunting for the kitchen items you need.
3. They Make Your Kitchen an Entertainment Hub
Have you ever noticed how people tend to gravitate toward the kitchen when they're visiting? An island facilitates that even more by providing the perfect spot to set down drinks or to serve food buffet-style once it's prepared. If you're a wine connoisseur, you might consider adding a mini wine cooler below the counter of your island, so it's convenient to grab the perfect bottle for your guests.
4. They Add Functionality and Value
Kitchen islands can also be installed with a host of incredible features--like an extra prep sink, a butcher-block surface for cutting and chopping, or even wheels so you can relocate your island at will. If you're looking to sell your home in the future, keep in mind that adding a kitchen island as part of an upscale renovation can actually add as much as a 60% return on your investment.
5. They Look Amazing
A well-chosen kitchen island will completely overhaul the style and feel of your space. Islands tend to balance out a kitchen lined with cabinets and create an eye-catching focal point for your space. Keep in mind that you don't have to match all of your kitchen countertops. Upgrade your look with a complementary marble, granite, or quartz for the island and a less expensive option on the surrounding counters.
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