If you are remodeling your kitchen or replacing your countertops, you might be considering installing a kitchen island. But is it the right choice for your kitchen? Well, you’re in luck because you’re asking the right people. We’re something of experts on kitchen countertops in Massachusetts here at Spencer Granite. There are benefits and drawbacks to any major change in your home, and adding a kitchen island is no different. If you are going to invest a significant amount of money into your home, you want to ensure that you make the right choices.
Here are some of the ways adding an island can change your kitchen when you install new kitchen countertops in Massachusetts.
Extra Counter Space
The first and most obvious benefit of installing a kitchen island is extra counter space. If your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of counter space, it can make cooking a bit of a challenge. Even large kitchens can have limited counter space. If your kitchen is open, there is not as much wall for the counter to run along. Large appliances can also limit counter space. By adding an island, you get another prep area and, depending on the design, extra seating.
Adding an island will dramatically change the layout of your kitchen. If you are considering adding an island, you need to think about how it will affect the use of your kitchen. Kitchen designers think in terms of the “work triangle.” This is the area between the three main points in your kitchen: the refrigerator, the stove, and the sink. If your island is not going to house your sink or stove, you want to ensure that you have enough space to place it where it will not break up your kitchen’s work triangle.
Another benefit of a kitchen island is that it can add valuable storage space. We all have that cabinet (or two, or three) that holds too many things. Adding a kitchen island will give you more space to store appliances or items that you don’t have a good place to store right now. More storage also gives you the opportunity to reorganize your kitchen to improve your workflow while cooking.
Kitchen Countertops in Massachusetts by Spencer Granite
Whether you are adding an island or just replacing your existing kitchen countertops in Massachusetts, Spencer Granite has all the natural stone options you could possibly want. Whether you prefer granite, quartz, or another natural stone, we can help you find the perfect material for your kitchen.