Designing your custom kitchen remodeling project is an exciting and overwhelming time. There are so many options to consider, and many homeowners want to make sure that their project is not only beautiful and functional, but will also add value to their home in case they ever decide to sell.
Custom kitchen islands are a perennial favorite in Gainesville, GA, thanks to their marriage of form and function. Not only do they add additional work and storage space, but they can act as a breakfast counter and serving area, too. They’re a great way to increase the usable space in your kitchen for a relatively low price.
How to plan for your kitchen island
The first thing you need to do is decide where you want your kitchen island to go. Your goal should be to have it within easy reach during cooking and food prep, but with plenty of free space left over to walk around and accommodate appliances, drawers and cabinets. The experts recommend that you measure your kitchen and leave 36 to 42 inches of space around each part of the island. If you want to make a breakfast counter, you should add an additional 18 inches for overhang.
The height of your island should correspond with your existing countertops (if they’re not a comfortable height for you already, that’s something that should be addressed during the remodel). This is a practical consideration for cooks, as you will not want varying counter heights while moving between prep and cook stations. Most people use a standard 36-inch counter, but bakers may prefer something lower for kneading and punching down dough. Still others want a standard height countertop with a raised bar for eating and seating purposes.
Usually the look of your existing (or future) countertops and cabinets will dictate what your island looks like, but that’s not always the case. For example, you may choose a butcher block countertop for your island to offset your stone countertops around the perimeter of the kitchen.
Finally, consider whether you’d like storage and/or plumbing capabilities in your island. Some homeowners love having an extra sink, whereas others choose between drawers, doors, shelves or a combination of all three.
Once you’ve decided on your design and space parameters, consult with the team at Covenant Woodworks to get started on your kitchen remodeling project. You’re sure to love the style and efficiency of your new custom kitchen island.
Custom kitchen islands in Gainesville, GA
Having a custom kitchen island can be the crown jewel of your kitchen remodel, and Covenant Woodworks can help. Our family owned and operated business has been creating dream kitchens for the Gainesville area since 2003. We don’t just offer kitchen islands, either—we can help you with your entire kitchen or home remodel, new
construction projects and more. Call us today to get started designing your dream home and find out why our customers love our work so much. We look forward to getting to know you and hearing more about what you’re looking for!