Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in any home. Utilized as a family gathering place, often more so than even the living room or den, joining together for either meal preparation or eating can serve as the highlight of most days. These areas are also one of the most influential when individuals are looking at a property or determining their current value. Even simple upgrades, like a new paint color, can enhance real estate market price but if space is available, incorporating an island into your existing floor plan can be extremely beneficial.
One of the best ways to increase your home’s value is to find a way to improve the effectiveness of a home’s most vital room. Implementing an island, whether fixed or rolling, is a great idea and possesses each of the following distinct advantages.
Not only does a kitchen island immediately provide increased countertop space, but it also typically involves extra storage. Being able to move larger items or those which may not be used as frequently into the cabinets, shelves, or space underneath a new island can free up space elsewhere in your kitchen. This helps eliminate unnecessary clutter and also allows for some items to remain out and displayed if utilized frequently.
If the addition involves implementing a power source into your new island, the efficiency of your kitchen can also be increased. Allowing more space for items which need to be plugged in - blenders, mixers, crock pots, phones, etc. - without having them clutter existing countertop space will immediately make your kitchen a more efficient space to cook.
From the addition of a sink or cutting board to using a contrasting color scheme from other cabinets and materials, the home design and decorating ideas for kitchen islands is seemingly endless. Not only can this addition improve property value, but it can also enhance your existing interior design.
For many islands, increased seating is also an opportunity. A non-formal setting which often may get even more use than a formal dining room. The ability to add a few more spots for dining and entertainment can’t be missed.
If you’re ready to add an island to your existing kitchen
or create a new design altogether, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.