Kitchen Remodel: What Will You Do on Your Island?


Kitchen Remodel: What Will You Do on Your Island?

An island is a hot commodity in the kitchen. It’s versatile too! It can serve as valuable cabinet storage, a central hub for breakfast, or a great work surface. A kitchen island can also be a visual centerpiece — bringing color and function together. Here are some things to think about when you’re updating a kitchen island.

What are your top three priorities for the island?

Tips for Updating a Kitchen Island

So, here are a few questions to ask yourself in planning or updating your kitchen island: 

  1. Traffic patternsThink about the current traffic patterns in your home. Do you have children that like to eat at the island? Maybe it’s the spot for your morning coffee. Or perhaps it’s primarily a work area for prepping meals. Maybe it’s a gathering place for guests while you are cooking or entertaining. How many people does it need to accommodate?
  2. Usage PrioritizationWhat are your top three priorities for the island? Storage space? Dining? Maybe you want it to be a clean working surface, free of clutter to showcase a granite countertop. Do you want closed cabinets underneath or keep a more open look?
  3. Get Creative on the IslandEver seen a sink in an island? It’s possible and sometimes a way to maximize space in a smaller kitchen. How about using it as your main dining area with seating all around? Maybe the end caps of the island can store wine? Perhaps you want to be able to cook on one side and have seating on the other?

Your kitchen island has endless possibilities. And all it takes is a little planning to help make it a focal point of your home.

Looking to remodel your kitchen? Come talk to the kitchen design and remodeling experts at Agentis. We’re ready to help.