While there really isn’t a wrong way to design the layout of a kitchen renovation, there are things to consider during the design process. For example, you’ll want to make a decision about kitchen islands, starting with if you want one at all and extending to how you will use this space if you do include one.
Most people opt for kitchen islands when there is room to do so because of the added functionality they bring to nearly any kitchen layout. Because an island such a popular choice, this is one of the best ways you can modernize your kitchen and add value to your home. Here are some different ways to design kitchen islands:
- Build it in or keep it mobile. While most kitchen islands are built in, so they can include more permanent features, such as power outlets and plumbing, they can also be built on wheels, so they can move about the room as needed. This option won’t add as much value, but it can be a solution for a smaller kitchen where there isn’t quite enough space to have a built-in one.
- Consider the height. Kitchen islands can be higher than typical counters to allow for dining at them or kept at a lower level for food preparation. There is also the option to go with more than one height, so you can prepare food on one side while family is seated watching or awaiting their meal.
- Various feature choices. Some kitchen islands are nothing but countertop, providing a great place to entertain, make up batches of cookies, or just about anything else you can think of. Other options include putting in a prep sink, inlaid cutting board, and/or cooktop with hood above.
Here at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center, we are happy to help you better understand your options for kitchen islands and create the kitchen design that best suits your family’s needs. Call us today to learn more about getting the kitchen of your dreams.