What opens up all your options for placing your sink, stove, and refrigerator in the right locations for optimal use? A kitchen island, of course. This addition can transform a maddeningly inefficient workspace into a chef's delight. Islands offer so many benefits that it was difficult to choose only three to highlight.
More Counter Space
If you're an active cook with a large repertoire of recipes to create, you know you would kill for more counter space. Whether your sink or stove migrate to the island or stay in place along a wall, you will gain more flat surfaces to spread out with your culinary projects. Perhaps your present configuration means keeping your small appliances stashed until needed, just to have enough room for the job at hand. With more countertops, you may even enjoy the luxury of leaving your most popular devices topside.
More Convenient Access to Appliances and Water
The closer you can place your fridge, sink, and range, the easier it is to prepare meals and bake. With an island, you can move, or add, a stove, sink, dishwasher, under-counter microwave or refrigerator, to bring all your major units to your elbows while still basking in the benefits of extra prep room. However, since every kitchen has its strengths and challenges, you may want to consult a design professional to help you make the most of your kitchen within your budget when you add an island.
Easy Seating and Storage
Storage runs neck and neck with the need for more counter surfaces, especially for creative cookery. You need space for all those gizmos and gadgets that enable you to whip up professional-quality yummies. Kitchen islands with many cabinets below lend themselves to extra seating, too. When you aren't drying long pasta or rolling out apple strudel dough, you can make the island a handy breakfast bar or visitor seating. Islands are a perfect place for your kids to do homework while you prepare their dinner too.
Just as the kitchen occupies the center of the home's social life, an island, with its 360-degree access, tends to occupy the center of the kitchen. In fact, with careful planning, beautiful countertops, and snazzy lighting, your island can become the focal point of the space, adding another eye-catching dimension.
If you already plan to remodel your kitchen soon, now's the time to create the perfect island. If your present space has too much floor and no island, adding one would be easy and inexpensive if you can leave the sink in its present location. Talk to the friendly experts at Kitchen Tune-Up about the many ways we can incorporate an island into your space! Give us a call today to get started!