Top 3 Kitchen Island mistakes when renovating your kitchen

Top 3 Kitchen Island mistakes when renovating your kitchen

A kitchen island can be a great addition to any kitchen, providing extra counter space, storage, and a gathering spot for family and friends. However, there are some common mistakes that homeowners make when designing their kitchen island.

In this blog, we’ll highlight the top 3 kitchen island mistakes to avoid, and how Beautiful Kitchen Renovations can help you create the kitchen island of your dreams.

1. Not considering the size of the island in relation to the kitchen

A kitchen island that is too small will not be useful, while one that is too large can make the kitchen feel cramped and obstruct the workflow. It’s important to measure your kitchen space and determine the right size for your island, taking into account the amount of counter space and storage you need, and the flow of the kitchen.

2. No. of seats at the breakfast bar or island

If you plan to use your kitchen island as a gathering spot, it’s important to provide enough seating for everyone. Consider the size of your family and the number of guests you entertain regularly when deciding on the number of seats and the type of seating you want for your island. Cramming in too many seats can make the space tight. Make sure that each person will have at least 24 inches of space; otherwise, people may accidentally elbow each other while eating.

3. Neglecting the electrical and plumbing needs of the island

If you want to use your kitchen island for food preparation or cooking, you’ll need to make sure there’s enough electrical outlets and plumbing for the sink or dishwasher you plan to install. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of the electrical and plumbing work into your budget when planning your kitchen island.

How Beautiful Kitchen Renovations Can Help

Our team of experienced kitchen designers will work with you to create a kitchen island that fits your space, needs, and budget. We’ll help you choose the right size, seating, and electrical and plumbing options to ensure your kitchen island is functional, beautiful, and meets your needs.

In conclusion, a kitchen island can be a great addition to your kitchen, but it’s important to avoid common mistakes such as choosing the wrong size, failing to provide adequate seating, and neglecting the electrical and plumbing needs.

At Beautiful Kitchen Renovations, our kitchen designers can help you create the kitchen island of your dreams, taking into account your specific needs and preferences. Our team serves clients in Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.