How Islands Add Style and Utility to Any Kitchen
The best home designs aren’t just about aesthetics; nor are they just about utility. Rather, they perfectly marry the two. This is especially true when it comes to kitchens. One way to embrace the best of both worlds in your kitchen design project? Incorporate a functional (and beautiful) island.
Let’s take a closer look at how kitchen islands can improve the look and feel of your space while simultaneously boosting its functionality.
Refresh Your Kitchen’s Aesthetic
We often think of kitchen islands in terms of their practicality. However, an island can also be an attractive focal point in any space.
If your kitchen has a basic style or color scheme, a complementary island can underscore and enhance it. Conversely, if your space is lacking a central theme, a kitchen island can pull it together for a more cohesive look and feel.
Kitchen islands can also add charm and character to your space. For example, using your island to display cookbooks or floral arrangements is a chance to show off your personal style. Remember, kitchens are gathering places for friends and family members. The more inviting and welcoming your kitchen is, the longer your loved ones will linger. A well-designed kitchen island can help to bring people together.
Add Storage and Cooking Space
If “more storage” is on your list of wants and needs for your kitchen design or remodel, an island is a must-have. Kitchen islands offer storage in the form of everything from pull-out shelving to slide-out drawers. Tilt-out trash bins, wine racks, bookcase ends, and sink cut-outs are among the endless ways islands can be configured to maximize your space.
While many kitchen islands are multipurpose, some home cooks choose to set theirs up as separate workstations for specific cooking tasks. For example, if you love to bake, your kitchen island can be customized as a baking station. It could include features like built-in cooling racks, storage for unwieldy items like mixing bowls and baking sheets, and a mixer lift. Love to feed a crowd? Turn your kitchen island into a prep station featuring a built-in cutting board, sink, knife sharpener, and plenty of available counter space.
Kitchen islands don’t just add space for counter top prep work and cooking; they can also be used for casual seating. In addition to creating extra places for people to eat, kitchen islands are also a terrific spot for kids to do their homework or for friends to visit while you cook.
High-Quality, Custom Kitchen Islands from Kloter Farms
At Kloter Farms, we know that not all homeowners are created equal. Accordingly, neither are all kitchen islands. Our extensive selection of kitchen islands is anything but one-size-fits-all. No matter what type of island you’re dreaming of, our knowledgeable and friendly team of professionals is ready to help you design it. Choose everything from custom sizes and layouts to materials, finishes, and more. We’ll also sketch out your design for your approval to make sure it’s exactly what you have in mind.