Kitchen Remodeling – Is adding an Island A Good Idea?

If you are looking to add more counter space, seating, and storage in your kitchen? A kitchen island may be the solution.

Kitchen Remodling, Racine, Franklin, Wi, Kenosha, South MilwaukeeWhether or not you should get a kitchen island depends on various factors such as your kitchen layout, available space, and your personal preferences. Here are some considerations to help you decide:

  1. Space: Assess the size of your kitchen and determine if there’s enough space to accommodate a kitchen island without making the kitchen feel cramped. You should ensure there’s sufficient clearance around the island for easy movement.
  2. Functionality: Consider how you plan to use the kitchen island. Do you need extra counter space for food preparation? Would you like to incorporate additional storage or seating options? A kitchen island can provide all of these functionalities if designed properly.
  3. Layout: Think about how the island will fit into your kitchen layout. It should complement the existing design and flow well with the rest of the space. For instance, if your kitchen is large and open, a sizable island can serve as a focal point. In a smaller kitchen, a smaller or mobile island might be more suitable.
  4. Budget: Determine your budget for purchasing and installing a kitchen island. Costs can vary widely depending on factors such as materials, size, and additional features. Make sure the investment aligns with your financial situation.
  5. Resale value: If you’re concerned about the resale value of your home, consider whether adding a kitchen island would enhance or detract from it. In many cases, a well-designed kitchen island can increase the appeal and value of a home.

Once you determine that you have the space for an island, it’s important to consider how you want to utilize your island.

Three main uses for an island are fixtures/appliances, storage, and seating.

Fixtures & Appliances: An island can be a great spot for fixtures & appliances such as a sink, cooktop, dishwasher, etc. If you plan to include appliances, ensure you can access electrical outlets.

Storage: Custom Cabinetry can make storage and organization a breeze. Our expert designers can discuss different solutions to optimize storage during an in-home consultation.

Seating: A kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. While the main purpose of the kitchen is cooking, islands can increase the uses of the kitchen – from casual dining to a place for the kids to work on homework.

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel for your Racine or Milwaukee area home, look for design inspiration in our Portfolio. We’d be happy to help you get the home of your dreams. Schedule consultation today!

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