I can't tell you how much I wish I were headed to the islands right now! Instead, I am here in my cozy office, enduring yet another Nor'easter in NH. And Punxsutawney Phil says we have 6 more weeks of this!! But that's okay, because I am working on designing another kitchen, one of my favorite aspects of this job! Rather than sand in my toes and sunshine on my face, I am taking measurements and making adjustments for a gorgeous kitchen complete with a stylish island!
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A kitchen is where we gather with our family and guests. It's the heart of the home. And if you are a mom, you know you spend countless hours in the kitchen making snacks, and meals. Doing homework. Maybe even paying bills. So it's important that your kitchen is designed with all of your needs in mind. If you have the space, a kitchen island is a great choice! Perhaps even two!
|Garrison Hullinger Interior Design|
- Is there enough space for an island? Perhaps you need two!
- What kind of appliances would you like at your finger tips? Wine fridge, ice maker, or just a small mini-fridge?
- Do you need an extra sink?
- Consider worry-free countertop surfaces
- Don't forget the mood lighting!
|Lenova Entertainer Sink|
One size does NOT fit all!
And what about the height? Well, that depends too. Many homeowners are opting to create a dining area as part of their island design, which is a great use of space. Another popular design is to use two different levels, one for eating and the other for food prep. There are pros and cons to every design, but you can never go wrong with enough leg room! Be sure to factor in 15-18" of overhang for leg room!
These pieces are beautiful works of art that add so much style to your kitchen! Just imagine the possibilities!
Don't forget to check out my Pinterest board Dreamy Islands for more inspiration!