Why Install a Kitchen Island?
The kitchen is more than just a room for preparing meals. It’s a gathering space where the kids grab an after school snack and tell you about their day. It’s the room where your family enjoys casual conversation before dinner is served.
Because this room plays host to so many purposes, you want to make sure it is functional and optimized for all your needs — including counter space, storage space, and additional seating. Plus, most times you get better traffic flow and more work stations for more cooks.
A kitchen island offers all these perks and more, while adding some extra flair to the existing décor. Here are a few of the best reasons to install a kitchen island in your space.
1. Kid Friendly
An island offers a great extension of the kitchen that is perfect for kid-friendly access. An island built out with kid-height drawers is the perfect solution for young ones in search of snacks. Islands are also great for when your kids either have homework or want to help with dinner, and you want to keep an eye on them. This allows them their own space to work, while still being close enough that you can multitask and help them if need be.
2. Added Seating
Configuring the perfect seating arrangement can be a challenge in any room, but the kitchen is especially challenging, as you’ll still need plenty of room for prepping and cooking meals. When you’re having guests over, it’s common to seat them in the living or dining room, but if they want to socialize with you in the kitchen over a drink, that would typically require leaning up against the counter or in a doorway. Kitchen islands allow for comfortable seating that is tucked out of the way, so your guests can relax and you can prep without feeling crowded or stressed.
Kitchen islands are meant to accommodate a variety of spacial requirements. If flexibility is important, try a mobile island that you can use when you need it and store out of the way when you don’t. Worried about style? No need! Islands can be designed and constructed of many materials and unique countertops to add flair to your kitchen and match your design aesthetic. You and your designer can customize to find the look that is right for you.
If you still need convincing, here are some more reasons to get a kitchen island. If you’ve already been convinced, contact HomeStyling Design and UBuildIt for your design and construction consulting needs!