Kitchen renovations are one of the most common rebuilds of an existing home. To keep up with today’s trends in kitchen designs, you should think about incorporating custom kitchen islands into your plans. Beauty and functionality can be enhanced with custom cabinetry that suits your everyday needs. Handmade custom wood finishes in cherry, mahogany, oak, pine, maple, hickory are the most popular wood choices of traditional as well as modern kitchen islands and cabinets of today.

Custom kitchen islands turn you space into a more practical dining, cooking or prep area. Smaller kitchens, like in lofts and apartments may want more counter space. Larger kitchens may want a cozier feel, so having a kitchen island with an overhang can be a gathering area for family and friend.

Here are some Custom Kitchen Planning Ideas:

The current layout of your kitchen can determine what kind of island setup that may be feasible for your design. Larger L, U or G shaped kitchens work best for kitchen island designs. If you have just a long narrow kitchen, a kitchen island might just get in your way. Using a island to join your kitchen to another living or dining area can be appropriate and look good in both small and large spaces if you want to create that open inviting feel.

At first thought, you may think that kitchen islands are just extra counter space, but designers have taken this unique design element to new limits. Today the best custom islands now incorporate cook tops, sinks, wine racks, cabinet storage, seating space, bookshelves, hidden garbage units and much more. Ventilation hoods, pot racks or elegant lighting are among the many extras that are added to the space above custom island designs. Each of these extras can serve its purpose as well as add a second addition to your dream kitchen. Look over our pictures of custom kitchen islands to get a taste of what’s out there today.

Island Countertops

Take on the expression that you want to give it. Butcher block tops, granite, silestone, quarts amongst the many other choices of countertops can match you existing kitchen or make your island look unique yet still elegant.

Kitchen Island Sinks

Serves as the main or second cleaning or prep area for your kitchen. Allow ample amount out space on both sides of your sink, the more the better. Use it to wash large pots pans or cleaning vegetables. A unique design element for a more entertaining bar and serving space choose curvy stainless steel or shallow concrete sinks. Sinks come in all shapes and sizes. So pick one that is appropriate, or have one custom made to fit your needs.

Kitchen Island Cooktops

Use this as your main cook surface or just as a secondary station on those busy holidays. Cooktops on a kitchen island integrate home cooking with your family and friends. Cook right in front of your friends and serve your food hot off the stove. Face your friends while your cook in your kitchen and have a great meal afterwards.

Kitchen Island Cabinets

As the base of your new island, the cabinet structure is the main core of your island and should fit appropriately to you design. incorporate any feature you would like, storage, garbage bins, wine racks, shelves our anything else you can think of to make your space truly one of a kind.

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