If you’re looking for ways to improve your kitchen with a kitchen remodel in your Wichita, Kansas home, adding an island—or remodeling your current island—is a great start. But the perfect kitchen island is usually more than just a plain surface area. Southwestern Remodeling can help you with your kitchen remodel today!
The ideal island for your home should feature the accents, colors, and appliances you want for your kitchen remodel, along with plenty of storage space. So if you want an island that is both practical and visually appealing, consider the following ideas as you begin your kitchen remodeling project.
Add a Splash of Color
Your island doesn’t have to be the same color as the rest of the kitchen. In fact, this is the perfect place to add a bold color to liven up the room. If the rest of your kitchen is brown or black, paint your island a bright color so it stands out. Some popular shades for kitchen islands include green and blue, but you can also go with any color that you simply love to look at.
Don’t Be Afraid to Add Accents
Your island doesn’t have to have only the basics, such as a simple surface space for preparing foods. Instead, spice it up by adding your favorite accents. To start, install stylish pendant lighting. And if you have drawers and cabinets built into your island, get some decorative knobs or handles that will draw the eye to this part of your remodeled kitchen.
If your kitchen is a little smaller than you’d like, and your kitchen remodeling project is not going to expand the space, don’t worry. The area above the island may be the perfect place to add some storage since you can easily hang shelves from the ceiling. You can use the shelves to display everything from potted plants to nice dishes.
Integrate Appliances into the Island
An island is often the perfect place for a prep sink. But you don’t have to stop there. You can also get a dishwasher, microwave, mini-fridge, or wine cooler built into your island. This saves space in the rest of your kitchen and also makes your island that much more practical.
Double Your Space with Two Islands
If one island will improve the kitchen in your Wichita, Kansas home, think about what two islands would do for you. This way, you have one area for preparing your food and another for eating or gathering for a drink with friends. If you don’t have space for two full-sized islands, two smaller islands would work for many kitchens, as well.
Add a Bar to the Island
Another way to separate your kitchen workspace from the area where you’ll eat is to add a higher surface to the island. In other words, add a bar where you can eat and drink away from the rest of the surface space on the island. Then set up some bar stools to make the island the perfect place for entertaining in your Wichita, Kansas home.
For more insight on home remodeling, feel free to call Southwestern Remodeling. Our contractors are experts in their field and can help you convert your Wichita, Kansas house into the perfect environment for all members of the family, whether through remodeling your kitchen or making improvements to the rest of your home. Contact us today to learn more.