Style Spotlight: Dream Kitchen
3 Reasons to Update a Kitchen with an Island Solution
Often called the heart of the home, the kitchen is where family gathers and memories are made. Holiday baking and Sunday dinners are nostalgic recollections that many people recall fondly. Many a memory begins with laughter at the thought of the crowded kitchen, overflowing with people and love.
Sometimes… too crowded and too overflowing.
There are usually two choices when that happens: renovate or update. In a 2017 Home Renovation Survey, EmpireToday found that the most renovated room at 54% was the kitchen.
More and more, people are choosing to start with an update. It’s less expensive. It’s also a great way to solve an immediate need while setting the stage for a bigger project.
There are several big reasons for wanting a change. A little paint to freshen up a tired kitchen and an island or cart can be the answers that meets those needs.
The three top reasons for updating a kitchen with a cart or island are:
Add More Counter SpaceSmall or large, some kitchens do not have enough counter space. Even worse, counter height and counter space make some small appliances difficult to use. One way to add work space to any size kitchen is a small kitchen cart.
One excellent and reasonable solution is the Bekvam Kitchen Cart. This works great in very small kitchens. If you’re in an apartment and can’t make permanent changes, this cart is a big winner in making kitchen life easier.
Another is a small or large, tall table or well-designed kitchen island.
More upscale with a large workspace and clean lines, the Catskill Craftsman Northeastern Hardwood Kitchen Island makes short work of prep work. Portable, this adds many options to large or small kitchen areas. It can also be used outside as a bar when entertaining.
Create Kitchen Seating
A simple breakfast island with seating expands the possibilities in a kitchen. Mingle with guests while finishing a dish or a perfect breakfast spot for a family on the go.
One economical and lovely addition to a small kitchen is the Mona Kitchen Island with two small stools.
A more upscale kitchen island can serve a family. This lovely Mystic Cay Kitchen Island works for both additional work space and kitchen seating.
Small or large, extra seating is always a big help.
Get More StorageEvery cook feels a kitchen needs more storage. From tools to appliances, the biggest renovation item is cabinets.
One great cart is the Windham Wood Top Kitchen Cart. This storage problem solver is also a pop of color to a small kitchen.
A more upscale answer to the storage conundrum is this remarkable beauty. The traditional Lafayette Natural Wood Top Kitchen Island works in multiple decors. It’s exceptionally beautiful in a rustic or industrial styled space.
Have it allMore and more, kitchen islands are being designed to meet multiple needs.
When looking for a kitchen island for your home, determine what you need in that space. Don’t hesitate to combine needs for the perfect island addition.
A dream kitchen doesn’t always need a complete renovation. A small addition can make a big difference in the look, feel, and functionality of a home’s heart.
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