July 30, 2019
For many homeowners, the kitchen is the most important room of the home. It provides your family with nourishment and encourages everyone to connect together after a long day. For these homeowners, their kitchen often isn’t complete without an island. An island can help bring the space together and provide some much-needed functionality to your kitchen. If you’re considering adding an island to your kitchen, take a look at our blog to learn how to plan your kitchen island, and what features you should consider adding to it.
What Features Do You Need?
The first thing you should do before building your kitchen island is decide what features you’re looking for out of the space. Is it simply going to be a space where your family eats meals without sitting down at the dining table? Are you going to be meal prepping there? Would a sink be a useful feature? How much storage space does the rest of your kitchen have?
You will also need to decide which appliances you want to add to your island. Is it going to be strictly for storage and counter space, or do you plan on installing a variety of appliances such as a dishwasher, sink, microwave, and more. Decide which features you need before you begin to truly build and design.
Pick Out Your Cabinetry
The next thing you will need to decide on after figuring out which features you need in your island is what cabinets to install. Many homeowners prefer to use their island as a storage area, where they hold pots & pans, non-perishables, or plates and cutlery. If you plan to use your island for storage, you will need to ensure you have adequate cabinet space in order to do so.
If you only plan to use the island as counter and cabinet space, it is possible that you could use as few as two cabinets situated back-to-back. However, if you need significant storage, or you plan on installing a number of appliances in the island, you will want to consider installing at least 5 or 6 feet of cabinetry to ensure that you have both space for your appliances, as well as any storage space. Take stock of what appliances you’re considering installing and how much storage or countertop space you’re looking for out of the island as you choose your cabinets.
While you’re deciding on your cabinetry, be sure to also consider how tall you want the island to be. It is strictly going to be standing countertop space for meal prep? Do you want to sit down at the island as a breakfast bar? Consider the height of the space before you install the cabinets.
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of cabinetry for your new kitchen island, our team is ready to assist! We’ll work with you to find the perfect design for your new kitchen cabinets, ensuring that they provide you with the functionality that you’ve been searching for! Our team can be reached over the phone at (781) 337-8123 or by filling out our team’s online contact form!