Anyone who uses a kitchen island understands the importance of having one. Sometimes a kitchen island will contain a sink, a stovetop, and even open shelving, but the most valuable aspect of an island is extra work space. A kitchen island provides the opportunity to create culinary masterpieces in an efficient way, using logical placing of countertops near the sink and oven. The following are modern trends in kitchen islands:
The Two-Tiered Island
As opposed to choosing colors and materials for most of the home, designing a kitchen island is less about looks and more about functionality. Take the two-tiered island, for example. The upper space is a good height for chopping vegetables or kneading dough while the lower space is the perfect place to add chairs for in-kitchen eating. It also allows the entire family to get in on food prep, which leads to more quality time and higher meal satisfaction.
Another trend is painting the island a bright color. The rest of the kitchen’s neutral colors offsets the island’s turquoise or bright orange paint. Using a cheerful hue in the centre of the kitchen makes the kitchen island the focal point of the room, and maybe even of the whole house. Choose a bright color like red or purple, and change the look of your whole kitchen.
There are so many benefits to using granite countertops in your kitchen—here are just a few: granite countertops are long lasting, are easy to clean, and add value to your home. Granite is also known for being able to stand up to the heat of a pot or pan, so no worries about damage. But the best thing about granite countertops is that they are one-of-a-kind. Granite is mined from a quarry and the colors can vary, even in the same slab, which means that you can find a unique granite countertop that will match your kitchen.
Kitchen Design Software
Using kitchen design software, such as the Visualiser, will help ease the process of choosing a kitchen island. The Visualiser takes your imagination to a whole new level and makes the abstract concrete. Using its unique simulator tool, the Visualiser lets you choose your kitchen island to fit your kitchen needs.
Whether your kitchen is large or small, you can find an island that makes it easier to plan and execute meals in the most efficient way.