Kitchen Island Design ideas for a New Home

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

Your kitchen island can be an oasis of calm in a sea of chaos. Amid the constant cooking, conversation and commotion of daily living, it stands at the ready with extra counter space, storage and amenities, ready to make your life just a little bit easier.

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If you’re building a new house, make sure to carefully consider the island among the kitchen design ideas you are exploring. Here’s a look at several innovative kitchen island ideas, each designed to meet specific needs:

The island with a sink. If you love to cook, consider installing a kitchen island that is equipped with a sink. Having a second sink to complement your primary sink makes cooking and cleaning up a lot easier.

The island with built-in cabinets. Storage space always seems to be at a premium in the kitchen. Islands with built-in cabinets can make it easier to keep your kitchen organized.

The squat, rustic island. It seems like kitchen islands are getting taller and taller. But if you want to add a touch of rustic style to your kitchen, consider going with a squat island that sits several inches below your other countertops. It can make smaller kitchens seem more airy and spacious.

The stone island. Islands crafted entirely of natural stone such as marble instantly become your kitchen’s vocal point–strong, sturdy and stunning.

The classic country island. One of the benefits of working with natural stones such as marble, granite and soapstone is that they complete a country look. Combine your classic cupboards with natural stone countertops for a look that is straight out of traditional country home. The classic country island has constantly ranked among the most popular kitchen design ideas for decades.

The classic contemporary island. For a look that is as cosmopolitan as it gets, consider topping your counters and kitchen island with slabs of crisp, white granite or marble. This works especially well if your cupboards and cabinets are sleek and painted white as well.

The blond and black island. Another twist on the classic contemporary is combining blond wood cupboards with black soapstone or granite countertops. It’s one of the kitchen design ideas that is contemporary but still warm and welcoming.

These are just a few of the ways you can incorporate a fashionable and functional island into your kitchen design ideas. For more help and ideas, contact us at Arch City Granite & Marble today.

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