We all dream of islands - kitchen islands that is! The Kitchen is the heart of the home for gathering of family and friends, for eating and for getting together! The kitchen island is the main attraction for just that. Here is where you can make your own personal touch on your Reality home!
Ask yourself what you would like to use the island for?
- do you bake?
- need extra storage?
- a central hang-out spot?
If you want an island that has all the amenities, remember that running gas, electric, and plumbing lines to it might increase your final cost. In the end, this family gathering spot makes it all worthwhile! Here are suggestions to think about:
This the perfect setting for extra seating for family and friends, adding to the functionality of the space! Be sure and leave a 12 to 18 inch overhang for that!
Use a material with high impact. This is a place you can customize and it doesn't need to break the bank! Think of using butcher block, quartz, or a piece of granite with artistic marbling to contrast from your other countertops. Visit our gallery to see some creative islands designed by our customers.
The advantage of islands is extra deep drawers which can easily hold bulky items such as pots and large mixing bowls. Even for smaller kitchen gadgets, drawers are a great solution because they pull out for easy access instead of making you reach deep into the back of cabinetry to search for items. Have animals? Think of a feeding station! Or how about a bookcase on the end. For the wine lover, how about a wine fridge?