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Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with white wall cabinets and a dark shade of cyan-blue base cabinets. The countertops are a 3CM white quartz. The sink is Allora’s model KH-3018-R15. The faucet is Allora’s model A-726-BN.

When it comes to the optimal kitchen design, the island is a fundamental component that offers different functionalities. The island is usually installed in the middle of the kitchen therefore when remodeling this area, you must pay close attention to the design aspect because it will have an immense impact on the look and feel of the space. After reading this blog you will no longer think that a kitchen island is just for show, you will now have legitimate reasons on how your kitchen can profit from having one. Here are four reasons why you might benefit from having an island.

1. Extra Counter Space

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with espresso cabinets. The countertops are 3CM solid white quartz. The sink is Allora’s model KSN-3118. The faucet is Allora’s model A-750-BN.

If you are thinking of adding an island to your kitchen, be mindful that in most cases, you should have around 150 square feet of space to comfortably add an island. Your island should provide enough countertop space, but it should not use up the entire space in the room. When designing think proportion. Volodymyr Barabakh, co-founder and project director of Fortress Home, suggests that “Kitchen islands should take up between one-tenth to one-fifteenth of your overall kitchen area.” Kitchen Islands provides you with more counter space to prep meals. It is a great way to create a functional workflow. When designing your island you might want to consider installing additional outlets for small appliances. If you have the available space you may want to include a sink right on your island. A kitchen sink, in most instances, is the focal point when trying to anchor a color scheme. You now have numerous options of colors and styles to choose from such as gunmetal, gold, white fireclay, rose-gold, and granite composite. With these many options, trying to match your cabinet door knobs will be a painless experience. If you do consider installing a sink on your island then you must consider installing one of these distinguished faucets. The A-750-BN is an elegant single-handle faucet that can be turned on or off with a simple touch. The faucet you choose is as important as the sink, so make sure you do your research. If you are trying to match your black fixtures the A-760-BL is a great choice. For those who are looking for a gold finish, the A-720-G is a must-have.

2. Room For Additional Seating

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with white cabinets on the perimeter and dark blue cabinets for the island. The countertops are 3CM Calacatta quartz. The sink is Allora’s model KH-3518-R15, the largest sink in the KH series. The faucet is Allora’s black model A-760-BL.

Having additional sitting is one of the biggest selling points when it comes to incorporating an island in a kitchen. For families who are frustrated by a lack of seating, an island will provide a place for family and guests to sit and enjoy time together. Large kitchen islands can accommodate as many as six people while smaller ones can provide seating for two people. It is a perfect location for kids to hang out or do homework while parents make dinner. You may also welcome your kids to help you prep food or bake cookies, and if cooking is not something they are interested in then you can have them pull up a stool and share an enjoyable conversation with you. An island countertop is a perfect place for any large arts and crafts project because it provides more than enough space. Having a sink on your island makes cleaning effortless especially when an under-mount sink is installed. If your kitchen island sits two people a perfect size under-mount sink is the KSN-2318 or the KH-2318. If your island sits three people a great sink option would be the KSN-3018 or the  KH-3018. If you are looking to match your black cabinet hardware or your kitchen appliances then the KSN-3018-GM or the KH-3018-R15-GM will make a bold statement. If your kitchen has a new and trendy gold look then the KH-3018-R15-GL or the KH-3018-R15-RG will be a great addition to your gorgeous kitchen. Just don’t forget to add a faucet to complement your newly designed kitchen and bring it all together.

3. More Storage Space

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with toasted almond cabinets. The countertops are 3CM Giallo Ornamental Granite. The sink is Allora’s model KSN-2132. The faucet is Allora’s model A-710-BN.

One of the most positive feedback people give when updating their kitchen is the fact that they can have additional storage space when they add an island to their layout. When designing your island something to consider would be the type of cabinets you will be adding. In most cases having drawers versus doors will provide more storage especially if you go with the three-drawer pull-out cabinet. If you are a wine enthusiast consider a built-in wine lattice rack. If you want to take it a step further you can add a wine glass rack above it to tie it all in. If you have the space, having additional drawers or doors on the front and rear of the island provides lots of extra storage. The second most important element is sink and faucet placement. Installing your sink and faucet on the island instead of the perimeter of your kitchen is an innovative trend that has been on the rise.

4. A Focal Point

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with white cabinets on the perimeter and light gray distressed cabinets for the island. The countertops in the perimeter are 3CM Impala black granite. The countertops on the island are Calacatta quartz with a miter edge and light gray veining. The sink is Allora’s Farmhouse Fireclay model FC-3220-S. The faucet is Allora’s stainless steel model A-200-SS.

A focal point in your kitchen can be anything from a gorgeous view out of your window or your dazzling backsplash or even your exceptional kitchen island. Other than its great practical uses, adding an island to your kitchen can highlight the overall look of your kitchen. Combine this look with the perfect sink and faucet and you have a breathtaking kitchen layout that everyone who visits will admire. The Farmhouse Fireclay sinks are super-stylish and they will set your kitchen apart from the rest. Due to its recent surge in popularity, the farmhouse sink has been redesigned providing homeowners with more available colors, finishes, and materials. What makes them popular is their design and their extra capacity. Having extra width and depth these sinks provide plenty of room for large pots, pans, and other large hard-to-clean items.

Conclusion

Why Are Kitchen Islands Essential? Top 4 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Newly remodeled kitchen with natural matte finish cabinets on the perimeter and dark gray distressed cabinets for the island. The countertops are 3CM solid white quartz. The sink is Allora’s model KH-3318-R15. The faucet is Allora’s chrome finish model A-730-C.

Whether you will be using your island for functional purposes or you are looking to astonish those who visit your home, there are endless options available for you. Remember to do your research, take measurements, plot your ideas, and ensure you are using the room as best as possible so that you have a pleasant outcome. If you have any doubts or are simply curious about what sink or faucet to use with your island reach out to us at sales@allorausa.com or give us a call at 571-291-3484 and we will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction. We are here for you.

 

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