Kitchen islands are the hottest new kitchen trend. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you should consider incorporating one into your design. Preparing meals becomes so much easier because an island provides extra counter and storage space. If you are not interested in remodeling your kitchen but would like to purchase an island anyway, you need to make sure that you have enough space. Ideally, you will have an L-shaped kitchen that is at least 100 square feet. This configuration ensures that you have room for an island and its addition will not make your space too crowded. I do not recommend adding a permanent island to smaller U-shaped or "corridor" kitchens. There simply is not enough space, but a rolling kitchen cart is always an option.
Kitchen island design options offer so many features, whether it be more cabinets for storage, a sink to aid in food preparation, a wine rack or bookshelf, a stove or dishwasher, and the list goes on. Once you have decided on your island's primary function, then you can set about choosing the particular design and features to be included that will optimize your time.
The Monarch Kitchen Island with Granite Top in Black is another quality kitchen island. It features black shelving and drawers as well as a beautiful granite top. It also features a pull out breakfast bar that makes it even easier to add more seating to your kitchen area. If you want, you're able to purchase stools that match with the entire look of the island. This island will make any kitchen look great and also comes at an extremely affordable price. Providing a great look and added functionality does not have to be expensive.
When choosing your kitchen island design, you need to decide what type of features you would like it to have. This choice should be made on what you need to make your time spent in the kitchen go more smoothly. Extra counter space is always beneficial, especially when you are preparing meals for your family on a daily basis. Many people also opt to have extra burners or an extra sink. Drawers and cabinets are usually included in these islands so that you can reach underneath to grab necessary pots and pans. This feature helps keep your kitchen organized.
Kitchen islands are perfect for those that want to create more storage space in the kitchen or need more countertop space for cooking and working. They also make a great place to sit and eat, with a range of seating styles to best fit your needs. These islands are also perfect for open plan kitchens that are combined with the a family room, as they provide a means of dividing the kitchen area from the seating and living area. As with the cabinetry in your kitchen you can select from a wide choice of materials and countertops, so you can make sure that your island fits in perfectly with the rest of the furniture and decor in your kitchen.
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