May 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Kitchen islands are becoming more and more popular over the years, making appearances on many people’s kitchen wish lists.
We understand why many people would choose to get a kitchen island but there are also various factors you need to take into consideration before you make that choice – Here are some pros and cons of kitchen islands to help you decide whether it’s the right option for you and your kitchen.
Kitchen Island Pros
One of the main reasons people install kitchen islands is because of the additional counter space they provide. If your kitchen counter is cluttered and disorganised, adding an island to your kitchen can supply additional work space for preparing your meals and making your room look tidier.
As well as additional space, islands also provide the option to add further appliances to your kitchen. Extra amenities can be added like a sink, a hob, a beverage unit or a microwave drawer, the possibilities are endless – especially if you equip the island with electricity too.
Instead of having to choose between a kitchen table and a kitchen island, why not have both and add seating to your island? It is the best of both worlds and it means that your kitchen can become a more social area within your home.
Kitchen Island Cons
You have to make sure that you are 100% certain that you want a permanent island because it is just that, permanent. Unless you choose a freestanding island, there is limited flexibility, so you have to make sure you choose a style that will last.
An obvious disadvantage is that a kitchen island will take up a considerable amount of floor space. In order to decide whether your kitchen area can take on an island, outline the shape of your desired island onto your floor and test out walking around it on a daily basis.
You need to make sure that your work flow is laid out properly before you install an island, because if you make a mistake in the design, the functionality of your kitchen will be compromised. Make sure your island will work in harmony with your appliances and storage, so it won’t become an obstacle.
Kitchen islands can be designed to fit almost any purpose or kitchen, so if you are still unsure about whether you want to install one, speak to one of our designers today and arrange an appointment.