Would you like to own a beautiful island you’ll love and use for many years to come? You can! Oh, wait a minute—we’re not talking about a piece of land in the Caribbean. We’re referring to an island that goes in your home! When you’re renovating or updating your kitchen, consider adding a multi-use island. A versatile island can serve all your food-prep and dining needs.
All of us at Valley Design Center know the remodeling business inside and out, from start to finish. We eagerly go beyond our call of duty to help our customers decide on their dream designs, help them make choices and guide them through the final installation.
If want to add an island to your kitchen, peruse these suggestions and advice.
For the best eating experience, the overhang should be 9 to 12 inches, which will give everyone plenty of legroom. Chairs with cushioned seats and backs—no stools or benches, please!—will give the island a more formal look, and the diners will welcome the comfort. Chairs that are in color sync with the cabinetry offer a pleasing connection. Don’t cram everyone together. Give each person 30 inches of “elbow room.”
Don’t get overly ambitious with the island’s size. Its dimensions should be appropriate to the kitchen’s square footage. A hulking island that physically dominates the room isn’t appealing. Your contractor can help you choose a suitable size.
Wood is a popular material for the top of a dining-table island. It creates a visually pleasing contrast with the kitchen’s other surfaces, and it harmonizes with both traditional and modern motifs. Another popular option is to top the island with the same kind of stone on the kitchen counters. Important tip: The suitable countertop material is crucial to a high-performance island. The surface must be durable because of its diverse functions: main food-prep space, social gathering area, homework epicenter, grocery unloading spot and so much more.
When planning your island, include these must-haves.
A prep sink. You won’t be a slave to your main sink for every little thing.
Electrical outlets. Consider your needs; then ask your contractor for recommendations regarding placements and how many.
Storage spaces on both sides. Stashing things that normally sit on your counter will give your kitchen a sleek, uncluttered look.
Targeted lighting. You can’t do something well—or even adequately—without good lighting.
Besides our huge variety of choices from superb brands, Valley Design Center beats all others when it comes to friendly, excellent and individualized customer service. We know that for some of our customers, remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms is a brand-new learning process. We are always happy to lead them through it. Call (212-832-4200) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us! You can also enter your information in the Contact Us boxes right on this website.
By Valley Design Center
January 30, 2023