When remodeling your kitchen, there are a lot of unique elements you can add. One option is a custom kitchen island. The island offers additional food prep space, but it can also includes several other key features that add beauty while also adding extra convenience. Here are some options to discuss with your contractor.
The counter you choose for your island will give it a unique look, and choosing the right material is key. Cambria counters can be a great option. The natural quartz construction offers durability, making it a good choice for busy kitchens. You can choose Cambria counters in a wide variety of designs, so it's easy to find the right look for your kitchen remodel. Some counters offer the look of marble, while others offer a rich, natural stone look. If you are redoing the counters for the rest of your kitchen, consider whether you want the island counter to match or if you want a contrasting color to add depth and dimension to the space.
Built-In Sink Or Range
If counter space is limited in your kitchen, or if your room has a unique layout, adding a stovetop or sink to the island can be a great option. An island sink camkes it easy to dedicate the entire island to food prep, from washing veggies and fruits to slicing them before cooking. Adding a range to the island means you can ditch the traditional slide-in range and add a wall oven to your kitchen. Talk to your contractor about running water or gas to the island to allow for the addition of either a sink or range. Another luxury option would be to add a second sink to your kitchen by adding one to the island. A small sink dedicated to food prep leaves the main sink free to handle dirty dishes.
Built-In Bar Area
Your kitchen island can also double as seating for meals. Have your contractor add a raised pub-height counter on on or two sides of the island that you can use as a breakfast bar. You'll use the same Cambria counter for this addition to create a cohesive look. The counter should extend beyond the base of the island so there is room to place stools underneath. If you have a large island, you can even add a counter on three sides of the island, leaving the fourth free for food prep and serving.
Talk to your contractor about other options, such as cabinets, spice racks, and produce bins, to put the finishing touches on your custom kitchen island. If you are looking for ways to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom, talk with the team at Old World Stone.