Planning a Kitchen Island Renovation

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Building a kitchen island has been one of the trendiest kitchen renovation projects in the past few years. An island can add all kinds of benefits to your kitchen – from storage to seating to counter space. Here are three important things to think about as you plan your kitchen island remodel.

Seating

A kitchen island can add a casual seating option in your new kitchen. If adding some seating is a priority for you, how many seats would you like to add? Another factor to consider is the height of your seating. Counters generally sit at a height of around 36 inches. Table height is a few inches less, while the height for a bar-style seating area would be a few inches taller. If you want to create some new seating, give some thought to what you would want it to look like.

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Appliances

Some kitchen islands today include a gas range, dishwasher, or bar fridge. Your kitchen island design will depend on what appliances might be integrated. Many appliances come in standardized heights, so this will impact the height of your island. It will also influence the electrical needs of your new island – although you will want to think about creating some new outlets in this space anyway.

Size

Space is ultimately the factor that will decide the size of your new kitchen island. Generally, you want to allow at least three feet of clearance on all sides of your island to allow for foot traffic and the use of appliances like ovens and dishwashers. You don’t want to add storage and counter space at the expense of functionality in the rest of your kitchen.

Speak to a qualified kitchen and bath designer to optimize your layout and make your new kitchen island as space efficient as possible. Niron Depot has all the resources you might need to play your project, and their knowledgeable staff can help you bring your kitchen renovation visions to life.