Why is an Island so popular today? In today’s busy lifestyle, multitasking has become the norm for most of us and a well-planned kitchen island can help make it easier to do just that. Below are just a few ways kitchen island cabinets can help you to accomplish multiple tasks at the same time. Browse this page for kitchen island ideas, or request a catalog for more inspiration.
There are various islands to choose from and the options are endless. Some great selections of islands include stainless steel and wood islands. They both have their values and would add a great addition to any home.
Bi-level or tri-level islands have an elevated counter space that you can easily place bar stools underneath are a great way to provide additional seating and eating areas. These areas also provide an excellent place for parents to supervise or assist with their child's homework while preparing their family’s meal. Planning a casual meal with close friends or extended family? These types of islands provide a great way to cook and socialize all at the same time. Why should the cook miss out on all the fun?
For homeowners who do a lot of entertaining, islands can also provide the perfect kitchen space to create a stunning beverage and appetizer bar for your guests. Utilizing an island in this manner makes it easy to refill or replace trays of appetizers as needed and partake in the conversation going on around you.
Island cooking zones with countertop space on both sides of the stove allow you to slice and dice ingredients within inches of your stove top. To make it even more efficient, add a wastebasket cabinet and a dishwasher to your island.
Have more than one cook in the family? Islands can be a great way to divide work triangles allowing a second person to lend a hand in the kitchen without getting in the way. Do you have a budding young chef in the family? An island with a sink can provide prep space away from hot ovens and provide a sink for cleaning little hands afterward.
An island is a great way to increase storage space in your kitchen. Kitchen cabinet accessories such as Spice Racks, Peg Pullouts, Tray Dividers, Pullout Tables, Sliding Shelves, Pot and Pan Pullouts, Drawer Base Cabinets, Base Cooking Centers and Base Chef Pantries, Warming Drawer Cabinets, Base Microwave Cabinets, Dishwasher Base Cabinets, Wastebasket Cabinets, Bottle Racks, Cutlery Trays, Deep Storage Pullouts, Cutting Boards, Deep Drawer Pegged Dish Organizers, Knife Drawers, Vegetable Bin Kits, Foil Holders, Hide a Mixer Shelf Kits, Base Pantry Pullouts, Pull Out Towel Bars, Refrigerator Drawers and Beverage Coolers can be planned into your design based on your space and needs.
You can also add light fixtures such as pendant lights above your island to add eye catching design elements and increase the lighting in your kitchen.
So what can an island do for you and your family? Start a list of what you would use an island for in your kitchen. When you have created the list take it with you, to your local Wellborn Dealer and have an interior designer help you plan an island to enhance your lifestyle.
Kitchen island cabinets can indeed match your kitchen, and this can create symmetry and be stunning. However, having your island contrast your kitchen can make a bold statement and bring a focal point to your kitchen. Having a colored island in a white kitchen can make it stand out and be striking. It can also add a little personality to the space. For an extra bold look, use a contrasting marble countertop on your island!
The amount of walkway space needed between an island and wall cabinets is 42”. It is also important to be aware of and consider anything else that could potentially be occupying the space.
You can absolutely use base cabinets for a kitchen island! You can also add a butcher block or stone on top to complete the look. Make sure to hire a professional cabinet contractor to help with installation.
The price of cabinetry varies based upon the door style, material, and finish chosen in addition to the size of the island. Work with a Wellborn Cabinet dealer to find the cabinetry that best fits your space.