Design by Wydian Kitchens & Design
Time and time again I see homeowners question whether or not they should include a kitchen island in their renovation. My response? A custom island is one of the best investments you can make not just for your kitchen, but for your entire home. Let’s check out why this cabinetry feature is so desirable and why custom is the way to go.
A kitchen island will meet literally any need you have. Extra storage for pots, pans, and cookbooks? Yup. More counter space for meal prep? You got it. Additional seating for guests? Absolutely. I think you get the picture.
Kitchen Design by Dovetailed Kitchens Inc.
A Central Hub
The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the home, and a kitchen island creates a central hub for everyone to gather around. Whether the kids are doing homework while the adults cook or guests are enjoying a glass of wine and appetizer spread while you host a dinner party, the kitchen island will be at the center of it all.
Notice that I specified ‘custom’ kitchen islands. The biggest factor in that reasoning is proportions. A kitchen island needs to fit your space, or it won’t look or feel right. Many people worry about it being too large and dominating the space, but one that is too small can be just as troublesome. A custom kitchen island will be crafted to fit your exact space so the proportions will be perfect.
Design by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
The other benefit of custom is that it will suit your exact style. Don’t settle for a stock design. Make it your own with custom kitchen island cabinets, countertops, seating, and features.
Start Building Yours
If you’re ready to start designing your own custom kitchen island, Kountry Kraft’s design experts are standing by to help you decide what the best fit would be for your space. Find a dealer near you and follow @kountrykraftcabinetry for more design inspiration.
So, you’re revamping your bathroom—congratulations! Before you get swept up in choosing pretty things, I’d recommend figuring out the functional aspects of your design first. And, as I’ve said so often, cabinets are the foundation of function. That’s why today I want to dive in and explore what any professional designer will tell you are must-have bathroom cabinet features.
If I could recommend only one bathroom cabinet feature, it would be in-drawer outlets. They are exactly what their name suggests—outlets hidden inside a cabinet instead of being visible on the wall. While they enhance the beauty of any design by keeping this purely functional item out of sight, they are especially impactful if you want to install tile behind your vanity so that it remains a stunning, unbroken focal point. In-drawer outlets can also help keep electronics such as toothbrushes and razors off the counter.
Ladies, do your hair styling tools ever end up cluttering the vanity because it’s just too much of a hassle to put them away every morning? Solve that problem with a specialized pull-out drawer that has custom slots for all your tools. (This is also a great feature to combo with in-drawer outlets so everything’s in one place.) Or maybe you’d be interested in a hidden laundry hamper. Take advantage of custom cabinetry to create cabinets specific to your needs.
This bathroom cabinet feature is especially important if you don’t have a linen closet in your bathroom. Towel storage can take all types of different forms, from open display shelving to floor-to-ceiling cabinets. The choice largely comes down to preference, but the important thing to check is that you’re including enough storage for all your towels. While this seems like common sense, you’d be surprised how many people end up running out of room after laundry day.
What Do You Think?
Do you agree that these are must-have bathroom cabinet features? If any of them are calling to you, visit a Kountry Kraft dealer near you so our experts can get to work on delivering the bathroom cabinets of your dreams!
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Featured Designs by Stacy Nawoj of Pinnacle Kitchens.