What Not to Do When Designing Custom Kitchen Islands

If you have a large kitchen and have been dreaming up ways to add counter and storage space, an island might be a great addition. We at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center offer custom designed kitchen islands. We can help you design just the right island for your needs and preferences, but there are a few design mistakes you will want to avoid. Here are just a few of those common mistakes, so you can know how to avoid them when designing your custom kitchen island.

  • Ignoring functionality: One of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen when helping design kitchen islands is the customer forgetting about the functionality options that an island can offer. You might think that islands are only good for the additional counterspace and cabinetry, but you could also install a sink and dishwasher or even a stovetop. The options are endless.
  • Choosing the wrong size: Another common mistake is making the island too big or too small for your kitchen. Kitchen islands should be large enough to be fully functional but not so large that they take up all the space in your kitchen. You will want enough room for an easy path between the sink, stove, and fridge without making the space feel cramped.
  • Not measuring appliances: If you do choose to install appliances in your kitchen island, you’ll want to be sure to measure how far the doors of the oven and dishwasher open to ensure they won’t be blocking the walkway with the new addition of an island. Kitchen islands are more often placed in the center of your kitchen, so it can make certain spaces feel a little tighter than before, and you will have to measure things carefully to ensure there won’t be any issues.

These are just a few of the most common mistakes to avoid when designing kitchen islands. Fortunately, we will be there to help you design just the right piece for your home. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more or get started.