Kitchen islands have been very popular in kitchen renovations for several years. With an open concept design, an island creates a barrier between rooms. It provides workspace, storage, and great visual appeal. Different island designs and layouts can help maximize the overall space and function of the kitchen.
Electric Woods in Edmonton offers high-quality home renovations. They share some kitchen island design ideas for your next renovation:
The food prep station
Kitchen island designs often blend seating with spacious counters to prepare food. While this is a traditional design, it isn’t always a must. If you’re more of a home cook, then dedicate the island as a food prep station. Depending on your needs, it can be a big or small island or even be mobile with built-in wheels. Wood butcher’s block is a great countertop option that can stand up to any cutting, slicing, or other food preparation. Or, for added appearance and durability, granite is another popular choice.
Add more storage
If you have a large, central island, don’t just think of its surface as the only useable space. Installing drawers, cupboards, or end shelving to the base is a great way to add even more storage to your kitchen. Deep drawers can be used to store garbage bins or bulky trays and appliances. End shelving can be used for smaller baking appliances or to store nicer plates for special occasions. If you have kids, it’s a great space to store arts and crafts so they can stay busy and spend time together.
If you have a large kitchen space, why settle for just one kitchen island when you could have two and get twice the benefits? If you enjoy both socializing and prepping food, dedicate each island for just that. Depending on your kitchen layout, have them either side-by-side or facing one another for a cozier design. Add comfy barstools around the seating island, then a deep sink to fill pots and a spacious countertop for the food prep island. This idea only works if you have space, otherwise, it can make your kitchen look and feel cramped.
The focal point in the room
If your kitchen layout is a one-wall design, use the island as the main focal attraction. A long, spacious island with a combination of seating, storage, and an eye-catching countertop will add major value. As a multifunctional design, it’ll also appeal to buyers should you ever sell in the future. The look and layout will complement the rest of your home, whether it’s an open layout or the kitchen is its own space. Another trick is to use different countertop materials and colours from the rest of the room. That way, the island is both designed for function and aesthetically pleasing as a focal point in the room.
Kitchen Renovations in Edmonton
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