Six Benefits Of Having A Great Kitchen Island

Six Benefits Of Having A Great Kitchen Island

Six Benefits Of Having A Great Kitchen Island

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Whether a kitchen is big or small, a little extra functionality, storage, and display won’t hurt! Kitchens can have just one island or more than one. A kitchen island can make the kitchen feel even more inviting. If you are undecided about whether or not to buy a home which has a kitchen island or to build a home with a kitchen island, these six benefits of having a great kitchen island should help you make up your mind in no time at all!

 

  1. A kitchen island can become the heart of your kitchen (and by extension, your home) where everyone gets together at the end of the day to share the day’s happenings, where the children can get their homework done while you are cooking, where your friends gather to chat as your party is getting ready. It can serve as a workstation when you want to catch up with work while still keeping an eye on your dinner.
  2. A kitchen island can give you more solutions for your storage needs. Whether you use the space below the island to store appliances, books, linens, cutlery, baking tools, etc., a kitchen island is a blessing in a small kitchen. You can use the space underneath the kitchen island to organize your kitchen supplies and appliances according to a general theme, such as baking supplies, salad supplies, weekday cooking, weeknight cooking, exotic cooking, etc.
  3. A kitchen island can give you additional countertop space for your appliances or for your prep work. You can place a microwave oven, blender, food processor, etc., on the kitchen island countertop. If you have a fixed kitchen island, you can even add an extra cooktop or sink to make your work easier when you are entertaining or have guests at home to stay.
  4. A kitchen island can be used for homely family meals as well as to provide additional seating arrangements when entertaining. They are perfect when you have guests staying over too.
  5. A kitchen island can be perfect for starting your children off on their culinary journey if you make one that has a child-friendly height. It can help make them independent to make simple snacks, or microwave their own food, or just rustle up a nice breakfast!
  6. A kitchen island in an open kitchen can effectively demarcate the kitchen area from the rest of the house, giving the kitchen the feel of having its own space.

 

When planning a kitchen island, remember that you can have two types-the fixed kitchen island and the freestanding kitchen islands. Freestanding kitchen islands are perfect for smaller kitchens. Freestanding kitchen islands of the nested variety are really smart solutions in a small kitchen. You can keep taking out more and more islands and distributing them around the kitchen, especially if you are having a party and want to delegate work all around! You can then store them back when they are no longer needed so that you have all the space back in your kitchen!

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