Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kitchen Islands – Add style, efficiency, and storage to your kitchen

If you're looking for a way to give your kitchen a unique look while also making it easier to get things done, you may want to consider a kitchen island. The kitchen island has come a long way over the years. Today’s kitchen islands are often elaborate becoming fully equipped ‘kitchens within a kitchen', often with amenities such as a  sink, microwave, stovetop, and even a refrigerator.  It becomes central to the overall kitchen design and adds a lavish touch to your kitchen.

Kitchen remodel done by KHI
The benefit of a kitchen island isthe additional work space, storage area and room for extra appliances that it provides. If your kitchen is lacking storage areas, a kitchen island may solve your problem.  It can even act as a breakfast bar and often times it becomes a popular hangout for hors d'oeuvres when entertaining. The island is great for extra seating.
A kitchen island can be as simple or as fancy as you desire. Many new kitchen islands are being designed with functional and decorative touches, turning the island into the focal point of the kitchen. A flat surface island, as opposed to multi-level, is a simple solution and contributes a simple elegance to a kitchen. Architectural details such as bump-outs, corner posts, inset areas and open shelving add personality and style.
Kitchen island installed by KHI
An elaborate island can include custom-built fine cabinetry, a sink, granite counters, a stovetop, cabinets for storage, a second dishwasher, a warming oven, or even a small refrigerator.  Additional nice features include a wine rack, cookbook shelves, bar sink or even a deep fryer. The simplest kitchen islands may just offer more counter and cabinet space but whatever type of island you choose, it will make your kitchen more elegant, luxurious and functional.
For more information call Kruse Home Improvement at 860-877-0775.


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