The one place that everyone gathers, whether on a regular Thursday night when it’s just the family, or on a special occasion when the whole clan gathers, is the kitchen.
Kitchens are where we eat, entertain, talk and share. It’s the heart of the home, and that means your kitchen should fit your space and your family’s style. What you need to create a functional kitchen depends on how your family uses it.
Terri Wills of MAC Renovations notes that, “one of the most popular requests for any kitchen renovation is an island. No one ever wants to get rid of them either!”
Kitchens are multi-purpose spaces these days, and the right island can make the most of your space’s potential. The right island creates more than just extra workspace for cooking, it can be a place for family time, a place to do homework, the holiday baking and entertain guests.
Whatever space you have to work with, a custom-made island can incorporate extra storage, a cooktop, extra outlets (with USB ports), extra seating and a finish that reflects your cooking style too.
Splash and dash or measure with care?
Do you like to cook with flare, a dash of this here, and a splash of that there? Making sure you have everything you need at hand is paramount for the creative cook, and the right island with plenty of built-in storage can put what you need at your fingertips.
Or are you more inclined to measure with care? Do you want all your measures and scales nearby? What about baking? If you like to make pastry from scratch, then a marble counter top keeps things cool, but if you want to chop, mince and dice, then perhaps a butcher’s block work top is right for you.
And for those who like to do it all, then a combination of countertop finishes might be the right choice. No matter what your cooking, living, and entertaining style, getting expert advice makes getting what you want and need in a kitchen island… as easy as pie.