If your kitchen doesn’t have an island in it you are missing out on something great and innovative. Once upon a time kitchen islands were just a big square of nothing in the middle of your kitchen, used simply as a preparation space. While today’s islands are still a great place for preparing meals, they do so much more.
Installing an island in the kitchen may just be the thing that lets you love your kitchen again. You’ll be happy to spend more time there, especially if it gives you room for more than one person to be around when the cooking and prep is going on. Kitchens no longer have to be a lonely place for the cook.
Having an island in your kitchen gives you more space. You may think that some big lump of “furniture” in the midst of your kitchen would just be something you’d trip over and would get in your way.
On the contrary, an island in the kitchen gives you more space, and depending on what style you get you can get more cupboard space, more cupboard space, and more space in general. In general because instead of a normal sink, your sink could be in your island, and the same goes for your stove. You can also lighten the load of cupboards on your walls by getting an island with plenty of storage space.
Not only do islands offer you more space, but they also offer convenience. With this added space you have more room for the kitchen gadgets you use the most which lets you keep them out where they are more convenient to use when you need them.
If you get an island with an open shelving or windowed shelving design you can also add to your convenience with easy to view items so that you don’t have to continuously go digging through cupboards to find what you want.
Two last wonderful things the kitchen island does for your home is making a great divider when it comes to an open kitchen plan and giving you some extra seating. Open kitchen plans also allow for more kitchen space and they let you connect with people that aren’t all crammed into the kitchen with you. The seating gives you more space if you have an abundance of guests. No need to set up some tacky card table when you have a few bar stools that can easily be put around your island.
Who knew that one simple piece of kitchen construction could do so much more to make your kitchen a more friendly place for you and your guests. And of course, you’ll love the space!