Have you ever wished for an extra surface while baking or cooking a large meal? A kitchen island can give you that and so much more. There are a lot of reasons that you should install a kitchen island as part of your remodel. Here are just a few.
Add some storage.
You have a lot of options for using that space under the counter, but that kitchen island definitely gives you some additional storage. If you want to keep your baking things separate from cooking and serving, a kitchen island is a good way to do that. You can also use the open space under a kitchen island as an organized and out-of-sight recycling center.
Kid-friendly kitchen seating
Need to keep the kids focused on homework while making dinner? Sit them down at the kitchen island with some inexpensive and trendy barstool chairs. They will be able to get their work done while you spend your time getting a great dinner on the table. You can also use the island for kid seating during large gatherings.
Make it moveable for diversity
You can use your kitchen island for so many additional things just by making it moveable. Ask your contractor to put your kitchen island on casters so that you can easily move it from place to place. Use it as a bar, a buffet, extra seating, etc.
A preparation station is a great way to get some help in the kitchen. If you put a prep sink in your kitchen island, you can have someone helping you in the kitchen without them getting underfoot.
If you want some more ideas for your kitchen island, or if you’re just not sure you have room for one, talk to one of our expert contractors and kitchen designers for assistance.