3 tips for de­sign­ing your dream kitchen is­land

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY -

From bold pat­terns to stand-out pieces, the kitchen is get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion from de­sign­ers this year. Whether you are plan­ning a reno or new build, these tips may in­spire you to cre­ate the per­fect trendy kitchen is­land you’ve al­ways wanted.

Make it the fo­cal point

A kitchen is­land is a nat­u­ral place for fam­ily and guests to con­gre­gate, so make it the cen­ter­piece it de­serves to be. Not only do mar­ble and gran­ite coun­ter­tops look lux­u­ri­ous and add sig­nif­i­cant value to your home, but the nat­u­ral stone ac­cents also pro­vide a durable workspace that is easy to main­tain. Con­sider com­plet­ing the aes­thetic with a stand-out light fix­ture to re­ally make a state­ment.

Make it dou­ble-duty

Adding an is­land to your kitchen is an ex­cel­lent so­lu­tion for cre­at­ing ex­tra stor­age and counter space for cook­ing and food prepa­ra­tion. With a few chairs, it of­ten dou­bles as a break­fast bar, but why stop there? Add an in­te­grated bev­er­age fridge and shelv­ing to store your cock­tail glasses for a built-in bar – con­ve­nient for fre­quent en­ter­tain­ers.

Make it func­tional

Add more func­tion to your ba­sic kitchen is­land with the ad­di­tion of a cook­top, sink or dish­washer. Don’t let com­pli­cated or ex­pen­sive plumb­ing work stand in your way. The Sanivite drain wa­ter pump from San­i­flo is ide­ally suited for use any­where in the home where ad­di­tional plumb­ing fix­tures are needed. This above-floor pump is small enough to fit con­ve­niently within a cab­i­net with­out tak­ing up too much space, mak­ing it the per­fect plumb­ing so­lu­tion for your kitchen is­land. (www.news­canada.com)

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