The kitchen is no doubt the hub of any household. But, what’s the hub of the kitchen itself? Where do people tend to gather the most? Where does the majority of socialization take place? If you said kitchen island, ding ding ding, you would be correct. A kitchen island is not only a great functional asset to the room’s design, but also the center piece of your kitchen. A kitchen island is where you and your loved ones tend to stand around, waiting for dinner, talking, munching on some appetizers. It’s where dinner is prepared, served, and enjoyed. And the kitchen island, is the place where your kids work on their homework and tackle those challenging art projects.
A kitchen island has no shortage of uses and functions. The beautiful thing about kitchen islands is that they can be molded to fit your unique home design and purpose. If you’re looking for some home inspiration, here are a few of our favorite uses for a kitchen island.
A Place for Extra Storage
One of the main reasons why kitchen islands are so popular is the surplus of storage space they offer. Regardless of what size kitchen you have, implementing a kitchen island can be extremely beneficial.
Kitchen islands are tailored to best suit your room’s desired purpose, leaving plenty of room to cook, socialize, and eat. All of those bulky appliances, pots and pans and other dishware that were crammed into your previous spaces can fit snuggly under your kitchen island. Many opt to incorporate cabinets in their kitchen islands to keep appliances out of sight. But if you’re looking to show off your favorite dishes and sleek appliances, introducing shelves to your kitchen island is a sure way to add some character and uniqueness.
A Place for Amenities
If you’re looking to add a preparation sink, a dishwasher, or refrigerator drawers, kitchen islands are THE place for your amenities. Your kitchen island can be built to be a haven for functionality. You can add a stovetop and range hood to go over the kitchen island, making it the ideal centerpiece for entertaining and cooking.
A Place for Cooking
By introducing amenities to your kitchen design, the space is transformed into a center for culinary creativity. Choosing the right materials and countertop surfaces is a sure way to make your kitchen island the best place for food prep. Adding butcher block to a section of your kitchen is a great option for food prep, chopping with ease and efficiency, and making clean up a breeze. Besides butcher block, a recurring theme amongst homeowners is mixing and matching countertop materials. You can prioritize your space and needs by only using certain materials on a small section of your island’s surface. Not only is this functional, but it’s financially savvy while also looking amazing.
A Place for Kids
If you have kids or are planning to in the future, kitchen islands are a necessity for your home. Kitchen islands are a great place for kids to do their homework or hang out while you’re prepping food. They can be close by, so you can be hard at work while also keeping an eye on them. Kitchen islands also present the perfect opportunity for kids to join in on cooking and feel like they are part of the action! During the design and building stages, you can create drawers and shelves that are within their reach so they can feel independent and help you out all at once.
Kitchen islands offer endless opportunities for function and design. Create storage solutions that fit your specific needs while adding colors and materials that fit your personal style. At Kitchen Solvers, you can work with a team of experts to transform your kitchen into the kitchen of your dream, regardless of your price range. We are here to ease your kitchen remodeling decisions and give you the most pleasant remodeling experience. Deciphering which route to take on your remodeling journey doesn’t have to be confusing. Call today for your kitchen consultation.
And while you’re here, feel free to explore some of our other blog articles such as Cabinetry Door Styles and Kitchen Layouts that Cater to a Social Lifestyle.
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MURRIETA, CA — Waterstone Faucets, the Murrieta, CA-based plumbing products manufacturer, will host its inaugural design competition to recognize designers, builders and architects who feature the brand’s products in their residential projects, the company announced.
Entry is free and will be open through Nov. 30 to all Waterstone installation projects across the U.S. and Canada, the company said. Waterstone will choose four winners across four categories: best traditional kitchen design, best contemporary kitchen design, best mud room or laundry room space, and best bar or butler’s pantry space. Winners will receive a cash prize, a three-piece faucet suite from Waterstone and promotion across Waterstone’s marketing and sales platforms, according to the company.
“It’s always exciting to see how designers use our products to create inspiring spaces,” said Chris Kuran, Waterstone founder and president. “We’re looking forward to recognizing the immense innovation and creativity within the design community through our first Waterstone Design Contest.”
Information about entering the competition can be obtained by visiting waterstoneco.com.
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