Outdated or dysfunctional kitchens are one of the biggest complaints amongst homeowners. It doesn’t matter if it is your first home or your fifth, people want their kitchens to be stylish and functional. If you have seen a home improvement show at any time in the last decade, you’ll notice a trend in kitchen design: a large, expansive island serving as a focal point in the kitchen. Kitchen islands are taking over kitchen design, and here are just three of the reasons why:
- Space, space, space. A large island offers a ton of space, in terms of countertops as well as cabinetry. If your island is wide as well as long, you can even have cabinets back to back in an island for even more storage. The counter offers a wealth of uninterrupted preparation space for everyday meals, candy or cookie making, or large holiday meals.
- Stylish focal point. It helps to have a few places for your eye to land when designing a space, and an island works as a focal point perfectly. Your island can be dressed up with turned legs or with a bold color, allowing personality as well as function.
- Seating option. When you allow the countertop to overhand the island, you have a seating space available for children or guests. This area can also serve as homework seating while a parent is cooking dinner and helping with schoolwork.
If you would like to see what your kitchen could look like with a kitchen island, come and see us here at Luxury Granite NC Inc. We have loads of cabinetry, countertop, and design options that can help you get the kitchen and kitchen island you’ve been dreaming of!