Should I install a kitchen island?

If you have the room, definitely. But make sure you consider your kitchen’s size and the size of the island desired– you don’t want to make the costly mistake of putting too large of an island in a small kitchen.

The average sized kitchen should allow 42 inches of clearance on all sides of the island to maintain good traffic flow.

Here are some of the benefits of installing a kitchen island:

Today’s homebuyers seek out homes with kitchens that are modern, spacious, and full of storage capacity. One of a kitchen’s biggest selling points is ample countertop space. A kitchen island instantly adds extra countertop and storage space to a kitchen. Many can double as an eating area, thereby opening up the surrounding space by eliminating the need for an additional table within the kitchen.

Another benefit of kitchen islands is that they allow multiple people to work in the kitchen at the same time. Without an island, some couples might find themselves fighting over countertop space or arguing over who’s been hogging the sink. Since many kitchen islands come equipped with built-in sinks, they offer the option of separate but adjacent workspaces so that multiple people can prepare food at the same time without stepping on each other’s toes.

A kitchen island can also act as a gathering space. A place where people can do more than simply cook and eat. An island provides the opportunity to hang out, relax and enjoy one another’s company.

Financially, kitchen islands are an affordable way to add value to any home. Sleek-looking, higher-end islands can also serve as an appealing focal point within the kitchen, thereby increasing its worth in the eyes of potential buyers.

Again, if your kitchen has enough room for an island definitely consider installing a kitchen island. You’ll gain added countertop space, extra storage, and a whole lot of buyer appeal with one simple renovation.

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