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Should an Island Be the Focal Point of Your Kitchen Remodel?

September 27, 2015
For many homeowners, a large open space for cooking, dining and entertaining is the desired outcome of a kitchen remodel. If you watch home renovation shows or read design magazines, you will likely notice an island is a popular element in the room. If you are planning a redesign of your kitchen, the role of an island will likely be determined by both your design preferences and your lifestyle. 

When you make the decision to include an island as part of your kitchen remodel, you will have a lot of details to consider. One of the most important is how much of a focal point it will be in your space. A kitchen island can be a practical addition for prepping, serving or dining. Or, it can be a work of art designed to look like furniture or extend nearly the length of the space to make a statement.

The size of the island is an important aspect as far as its impact in the space, from eye-catching to just some additional working room. After you establish how large of an island you are working with, you can move on to the aesthetics. This is not just a simple decision from the countertops to the cabinetry below, how the space will be used can dictate this as well.

Will you have a sink, dishwasher or cooktop as part of the plan? If you plan on a lot of dining taking place, then ample counter overlap can allow for seating to tuck underneath. How the island will be used is important. For families, this can mean homework will be done, or breakfast will be served. For entertaining, guests can gather there, or a full buffet set out.

There are many benefits to including a kitchen island in your remodel plans. Of course there can be some downsides as well. An island can change the flow of traffic through the space so working with an expert can help. Whether you are concerned about aesthetics or functionality, the team at Remodels of Tulsa can guide you through the process of creating your new kitchen space. 
 

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