As well as being a functional room for cooking and preparing meals, the kitchen can also be the central hub of many homes, and a place where a lot of entertaining takes place. During a kitchen renovation project, if you have the space, you may want to add a kitchen island. In this article, we will look more closely at some of the features that you can include when you install one in your kitchen.
In order to make sure that you are getting the right kitchen island, you need to understand that they tend to be better suited to certain shapes of kitchen, such as ones that are designed in a G, U or L shapes. If your kitchen is on the small side, you may regret installing an island, as it is something that can restrict your movement around your kitchen, instead you should opt for a mobile kitchen cart or butcher block.
If your kitchen island contains an oven or cooking top, then it makes sense to install an overhead extractor hood in order to eliminate smoke and odors. If it’s going to feature a sink, then you need to install a sink that is big enough and deep enough for you to wash your large pots and pans, and you can even add a waste disposal unit and even something such as a dishwasher.
You need to remember that if you do install a sink or countertop cooking facilities, you should make sure that there is enough countertop space on each side. If you prepare and cook a lot of your own meals, then you can never have enough countertop space. You can use the space on the sides of it to store things such as cookbooks or ingredients.
If designed correctly, a kitchen island can really enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, not to mention the overall functionality of this busiest of rooms. Not only that but installing it as part of a kitchen renovation project can actually add much need resale value to your home.
Hopefully, this article has given you plenty of ideas as to how a kitchen island can enhance your kitchen as well as your home. Before you commence your kitchen renovation project, you should visit your local home improvement store so that you can get an idea of what type of Kitchen Island is better suited to your kitchen.