Have you ever looked at your kitchen and felt like something wasn’t right? Many homeowners, especially those with older and outdated living spaces, are unhappy with the look and functionality of their kitchen. An outdated kitchen layout or tight quarters can make cooking tedious. To reinvigorate your kitchen’s vibe and boost its utility, consider investing in kitchen islands.
Marrokal Design & Remodeling, a premier kitchen contractor in the area, explains what makes a kitchen island home upgrade a worthwhile investment.
When to Add Kitchen Islands
Before adding a kitchen island to your remodeling plan, think whether you have enough space to accommodate this type of addition. An ideal kitchen island measures four feet long by two to five feet deep. It should also have at least 11 x 11 feet of extra space to allow easy access to the cooking triangle, which consists of the stove, the refrigerator, and the sink. Remember that your kitchen island should not interfere with these work points.
Think of its Functionality
Kitchen islands are versatile; they can be built to cater to different functions. For instance, your kitchen remodeling contractor can transform it into a cooktop. This, however, may require a ventilation hood above it to maintain good indoor air quality. Having a cooktop on the kitchen island makes it easy to have multiple cooks in the kitchen whipping up gourmet meals.
Consider the Material
Designing your kitchen island means you need to determine which materials to use. Some of the most common materials for kitchen islands include granite, wood, marble, and stainless steel. Note that your kitchen island material and color should match the overall theme of the room.
Small Kitchen Islands
Think you don’t have enough space for a kitchen island? An island isn’t the only way to make your kitchen more efficient. A creative contractor can find ways to help you fit in more countertop space. You can add a small countertop instead of a big island to give you more room to do things like chop or prepare food.
Don’t know where to begin? Turn to Marrokal Design & Remodeling for a professional kitchen remodel and other home renovation projects. Call us today at (619) 441-9300 to learn more about services. We can help you with creative remodeling solutions to transform your home into a dream remodel.