The kitchen is the heartbeat of many homes. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen preparing meals, eating food and having conversations. When thinking of designing your kitchen or making changes to your kitchen one of the things that you may be considering is having a kitchen island. There are several reasons why you may want to consider having an island in your kitchen.
First, kitchen islands can help with your storage issues. It is often hard to have enough storage space in the kitchen. You think you have enough space, but once you put away the plates and cups you realize there are a wide array of other things that need a home in your kitchen. Your trying to figure out where to put the tuba-ware, pots and pans, that large serving plate your mother-in-law gave you, your extra appliances that you don’t want cluttering up your counter. There are a lot of items that need to be put away in a kitchen. A kitchen island is great because it gives you more storage space to put items away so they will not clutter your kitchen.
Second, kitchen islands give you more counter top space for when you are cooking and baking. Preparing meals can get crowded if you don’t have enough counter top space to work. Having more counter top space allows more people in the kitchen, helping with the meal. It is also great if you want to bake cookies with kids. They can gather around your kitchen island with you and help pour, stir and prepare the cookies.
Third, not only does a kitchen island give you more counter top space for cooking and baking, but it also gives you another space to eat and for your kids to do homework. Kitchen islands provide another place where you can sit down and have a low key meal. Just pull up your bar stool and its another space for you to enjoy a meal. If you need to keep an eye on your kids as they do their home work they can do their homework at the kitchen island while you prepare dinner.
Fourth, you can build your kitchen island for functionality with appliances. If your needing a second sink to use for washing fruits and vegetables, you can have it attached to the kitchen island. If your wanting to put your stove on the kitchen island you can do that as well. The way you design your kitchen is up to you and if you need to design it with appliances in the center, you can do that as well.
Atlanta Hardwood Flooring & Cabinetry are experts at helping you design and build your kitchen island. If you are wanting to create a kitchen island then give us a call! We’d be happy to consult you and help you come up with the best solution for your kitchen island.