4 Things to Consider Before Including an Island in Your Kitchen Remodel

 
 

 
 
As the open-concept floor plan continues to dominate home remodeling trends, more and more of our kitchen renovations involve removing walls to create a larger, more flowing space. With this extra space comes the opportunity to include an island, providing extra storage space, work areas, and additional seating in the kitchen. Many of our islands are also designed with sinks, cooktops, dishwashers, or under-counter microwave drawers installed, along with convenient electrical outlets. With all of these perks, it’s no wonder kitchen islands are often at the top of our clients’ remodeling wish list!
 
 
While it’s tempting to commit to adding an island to your kitchen remodel, there are some realities to be aware of. Here are 4 things to consider:
 
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A Closed-off 1980’s Home Gets a Bigger, Brighter Look

 
 

 
 
Another beautiful home renovation, complete! Our most recent project features a remodeled kitchen, powder bath, den and bar area of a 1980’s home in Colleyville, TX. The closed off, dated rooms now showcase a spacious floor plan, bright atmosphere, modern design, and of course, happy clients!
 
 
We began by discussing the goals the clients had in mind. They wanted to reconfigure the kitchen to incorporate an island and also update the powder bath, the fireplace in the den, and the bar area. Taking out the wall between the kitchen and the den and readjusting the desk area from the main walk way were also on the list.
 
 
After taking photos and measurements, our designers were able to create detailed floor plans and 3-D renderings to illustrate how the remodeled spaces would look once the renovations were complete:
 
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Open Concept Kitchen

These clients have a beautiful home backing up to a lake, along with a great outdoor space that can be seen from a wall of windows alongside their kitchen. Unfortunately, their kitchen was very small and closed off – not ideal for entertaining guests! We reconfigured their kitchen, removed two walls, gave them a huge, beautiful island, and tons more storage space!