Are you considering a luxury kitchen renovation and looking for ideas to make the design pop? A large kitchen island is one of the best ways to make your kitchen more beautiful, more functional, and more valuable at resale. For some fun ideas to make your brand-new kitchen island design really pop, keep reading.
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One of the hottest kitchen design trends right now is the waterfall island. High-end countertops like granite, quartz, or marble can be carried on in a “waterfall” from the surface to the floor. This gives an instant luxe appeal to the design, with a subtly modern aesthetic.
A marble waterfall island also protects cabinetry, with a much more durable surface that won’t be susceptible to the same wear and tear as cabinetry would be in the same location.
Look for a place to add open shelving to an end, or both ends, of an island. This can serve a practical purpose, functioning as a bookshelf for cookbooks, and also provide a decorate surface that will allow you to tie your aesthetic in throughout the kitchen without sacrificing any counter space.
Open shelving on an island base can be the perfect place to store durable outdoor dishes, glass containers of pasta, or other kitchen items that are both beautiful and functional.
Built In Bar Seating
An island is a perfect place to incorporate seating. Many people are opting for a spacious island with dining space in lieu of a breakfast nook to enjoy the eat in kitchen with a more minimalist look. Design a bar that can accommodate every member of the household for a casual, comfortable alternative to the formal dining room.
Designers recommend choosing bar stools that coordinate with other elements of the kitchen design, like lighting fixtures or hardware, to complete the look.
Pop of Color on Cabinetry
Are you looking for a place to incorporate a pop of color? Your island cabinetry can be the perfect spot. Whether it is a bold pop of color like kelly green or cobalt blue, or something more subtle in a neutral tone, this is a great way to add in color without committing to the full set of cabinetry.
If you go for a bold color pop, consider keeping countertops subtle, minimal, and neutral to avoid an over-the-top design. Tie in the color choice with hardware, lighting, rugs, and linens to help the design come together.
Hang Pendant Lights
Recessed lighting are a popular choice in kitchen renovations, but we also recommend incorporating additional lighting sources. Consider hanging pendant lights over the island to allow for different lighting combinations depending on the mood and setting. Choose pendants that either coordinate or contrast with the appliances and hardware to bring everything together in a cohesive design.
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