The kitchen is often the most used room in any home, a place for families to relax, prepare food, and have guests over. However, if you’re looking to improve your kitchen, perhaps a remodel or renovation, you may be wondering whether or not a kitchen island is worth it?
A kitchen island can transform any home, and not just the kitchen. Not only is it beneficial for those who love to cook, providing more room for preparation, but it adds more room to be social, to host activities, and increases storage and functionality.
The remainder of this blog post will discuss whether or not installing a kitchen island is worth it.
A kitchen island increases storage
Firstly, the addition of an island allows you to increase storage and general functionality. However, you will need a large kitchen to install an island in the first place, so if all you’re after is extra storage, it may be worth installing additional units first.
Additional seating area
If you’re a fan of hosting family get-togethers or parties, you will benefit massively from the additional seating area. You can also purchase some stools to sit on at the island, similar to a breakfast bar, but with a little more class.
However, an island may disrupt the original layout of your kitchen, perhaps creating more problems than solutions to your current lack of storage, space, or available seating options.
Kitchen islands are expensive
While there are many benefits to installing an island in your kitchen, the upgrade is often a costly one. Also, if you’ve had your current kitchen for a while, you may struggle to find countertops that match your current ones – it can quite quickly become a headache.
Installing a kitchen island countertop can be a great addition to any home, so long as you have the available space and are willing to invest quite a bit of money. Nonetheless, there are some downsides you should be wary of, including countertop availability and a disruption to the natural layout.