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One of the most requested items in kitchen design is a kitchen island. The demands placed upon kitchen space make the addition of an island an important, almost necessary element, thanks to the flexibility in what the island can be and contain.
Your kitchen island, custom made.
What can a kitchen island consist of? More storage is truly a benefit, always needed in a kitchen.
What are the benefits?
- additional dining
- second sink
- cook top
- additional counter space
Under the island counter:
- refrigerator drawers
- warming drawers
- wine chillers
- ice cube makers
Being custom made, the overall shape is not restricted. We can design your island to fit your space!
It could be the convenient location, often the center of the kitchen perfect spot to sit down with a cup of coffee in the morning.
When family and friends come together, it’s a place to collaborate, prep dishes, and socialize. And so it makes sense to design the kitchen island as functional, versatile, and personalized as possible.
Depending on how you want to use your space, it can provide storage, and your island is one large cabinet, a work surface, or serve as a transition between two living areas.
Our Top 3 Kitchen Island Design Tips
Kitchen Islands have powerful design elements in and of themselves. With a little creative planning, this could be the cornerstone of your entire remodel!
Check out our 3 best kitchen island design tips:
1. Consider Your Kitchen’s Layout
Placement is easily the most important consideration in kitchen island design. As a centerpiece of a heavily used room, you need to ensure that the island is complementing your workflow rather than impeding it.
Home designers often speak about the “kitchen work triangle”. The idea is that most kitchen tasks are done at one of three places: the sink, the refrigerator, and the stove. You want to be able to move between all three easily, so be sure that the island and your appliances are positioned accordingly.
2. Account for Seating
One of the best parts about having a gorgeous kitchen island is the opportunity to pull up a bar-stool and relax. But if you do intend to sit at your island, you’ll need to take some additional measurements into account during the planning stages.
A standard kitchen island overhang is about 12 inches: while you can extend it further if you’d like, you may need additional supports added. Allow for a couple of feet between bar-stools to ensure that everyone has sufficient elbowroom. Nothing ruins what should be lovely seating faster than feeling cramped!
3. Add Some Creative Finishes
There are no hard and fast rules about what a kitchen island has to look like. You can play around with features like shape, finish, and countertop design to develop a look that matches your kitchen aesthetic.
Want to subtly bring out that traditional look into your kitchen? Use ornately carved columns to support your island overhang. Lacking storage space? Add some discrete shelves or cabinets. The possibilities are endless, so stretch that creative muscle!
We have master craftsman to design and build your kitchen island. We serve a wide area including Cranbury NJ, Lawrenceville NJ, Pennington NJ, Princeton NJ, Princeton Junction NJ, Newtown PA, Washington Crossing PA, West Windsor NJ, and Yardley PA.