Should You Add an Island To Your Kitchen?

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Kitchen islands; some people like them, some people hate them, and some people are indifferent to them. Before you even start designing your kitchen, you probably have already imagined the whole room. Depending on your taste, you either think of an open room or a one that leans towards the small and cozy.

Placing an island in your kitchen completely changes the space. We love kitchen islands, but remember that this is your dream kitchen and you should have what you want. But we can offer up our advice on why kitchen islands are generally a good idea.

Usually, an island is used to prep food and to place plates of food when you have guests over. But due to its nature, the kitchen island has become a place to “hang out.” If you are not eating in the dining room, your family could be hanging around the kitchen island as they are waiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or just snacking around.

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Aside from being just another place to eat and to prep food, your island can also be used as storage. As we design your kitchen, you can opt out to add more cabinets and instead we can build a custom island with tons of storage. Or you can have ample cabinet space everywhere and storage in your island, it’s really up to what you envision.

If you decide to include an island in your design, we will design an island that fits the space of your kitchen. For efficiency, we can also add electrical outlets, so you can have your phone or computer charging right next to you.

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We want everything in your kitchen to fit the style that you want, and the island will be no different. We can match it with the countertops and cabinets you would like for your kitchen. When designing the island, we will also take your family into consideration by taking into account sizes and heights of your family members.

We want everything in your new home to be as you dreamed. If you are ready to start building your new home, give Fredericksburg Custom Homes a call. We will be there every step of the way.