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Add a kitchen island into your home to create functionality and a focal point.
This Is Why Kitchen Islands Are So Important
January 17, 2020

Kitchen islands are one of the most popular choices in today’s renovations. And nearly 1 in 5* homeowners who don’t include one, regret their decision. This is because kitchen islands aren’t just some fad; they provide a focal point to your space and make your kitchen more welcoming and functional.

Here’s why having a kitchen island is so important:

Kitchen islands are one of the most popular choices in today’s renovations. And nearly 1 in 5* homeowners who don’t include one, regret their decision. This is because kitchen islands aren’t just some fad; they provide a focal point to your space and make your kitchen more welcoming and functional.

Here’s why having a kitchen island is so important:

Your Kitchen’s Heart

Your Kitchen’s Heart

Kitchen islands tend to work as the heart of the room, especially since it’s the core place where all the socializing and food prep usually takes place. It also provides a frame of reference to the space that makes it feel larger, more accommodating and comfortable.

In most kitchens, you spend all your time on the edges of the room with your back to the center. This leaves a big empty space in the middle which makes the room feel cold.

A kitchen island, if placed correctly, makes the space feel welcoming. Farmhouse kitchen islands with fireclay sinks or dishwashers built right in are even better, as the cook can work without turning his or her back on everyone.

Kitchen islands tend to work as the heart of the room, especially since it’s the core place where all the socializing and food prep usually takes place. It also provides a frame of reference to the space that makes it feel larger, more accommodating and comfortable.

In most kitchens, you spend all your time on the edges of the room with your back to the center. This leaves a big empty space in the middle which makes the room feel cold.

A kitchen island, if placed correctly, makes the space feel welcoming. Farmhouse kitchen islands with fireclay sinks or dishwashers built right in are even better, as the cook can work without turning his or her back on everyone.

Be able to entertain and cook without turning your back by adding a farmhouse sink into your kitchen island.
Be able to entertain and cook without turning your back by adding a farmhouse sink into your kitchen island.

More Storage

More Storage

Cluttered kitchens are no fun, and some lack the storage space to fit food, pots and pans, appliances, dishes, and more.

A kitchen island can double the storage availability, so you’ll be able to find things more easily. This will also make your kitchen feel cleaner, spacious and encourage you to spend more time there.

Cluttered kitchens are no fun, and some lack the storage space to fit food, pots and pans, appliances, dishes, and more.

A kitchen island can double the storage availability, so you’ll be able to find things more easily. This will also make your kitchen feel cleaner, spacious and encourage you to spend more time there.

By having a kitchen island, you have double the storage, which helps you to find things faster and makes your life easier.
By having a kitchen island, you have double the storage, which helps you to find things faster and makes your life easier.
Get a lighter and cleaner look by adding a kitchen island into your home.
Get a lighter and cleaner look by adding a kitchen island into your home.

A Gathering Place

A Gathering Place

Most people add kitchen islands for their social benefits since they are an ideal lunch spot for families, a brunch nook for couples, and a place to entertain on evenings with wine and snacks.

The reason kitchen islands are so social is that they put everyone at the same eye level. When some are standing and some are sitting, you can chat just as easily. This can’t be said for the kitchen table, which isolates the sitters from those standing and moving about the kitchen.

Kitchen islands are normally finished with a durable countertop of tile or stone. They don’t require table settings, so they’re always ready to be eaten on and can be cleaned in seconds.

Most people add kitchen islands for their social benefits since they are an ideal lunch spot for families, a brunch nook for couples, and a place to entertain on evenings with wine and snacks.

The reason kitchen islands are so social is that they put everyone at the same eye level. When some are standing and some are sitting, you can chat just as easily. This can’t be said for the kitchen table, which isolates the sitters from those standing and moving about the kitchen.

Kitchen islands are normally finished with a durable countertop of tile or stone. They don’t require table settings, so they’re always ready to be eaten on and can be cleaned in seconds.

Create the perfect entertaining space with a kitchen island, where everyone can be at eye level and gathered around the same area.
Create the perfect entertaining space with a kitchen island, where everyone can be at eye level and gathered around the same area.

A Workstation

A Workstation

The lack of counter space is one of the main reasons why people don’t cook as much as they’d like. Adding a kitchen island can increase your prep space, leading to healthier meals and more quality time with the family (not to mention the money saved on all that takeout).

The lack of counter space is one of the main reasons why people don’t cook as much as they’d like. Adding a kitchen island can increase your prep space, leading to healthier meals and more quality time with the family (not to mention the money saved on all that takeout).

Kitchen islands give you plenty of room to meal prep, cook dinner, or entertain guests.
Kitchen islands give you plenty of room to meal prep, cook dinner, or entertain guests.

Overall, kitchen islands tend to make life easier, so be sure to add it to your list of “needs” in your next house search! Or be creative and add one to your existing home.

Overall, kitchen islands tend to make life easier, so be sure to add it to your list of “needs” in your next house search! Or be creative and add one to your existing home.

*Statistic Courtesy Of erieinsurance.com

*Statistic Courtesy Of erieinsurance.com