What are the Advantages and Disadvantages Of Kitchen Islands?
Kitchen islands are not only functional; they give the kitchen an upscale look. However, an island will not fit just any kitchen. Kitchen islands have their own pros and cons and at United Cabinet Store we advise that you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of having a kitchen island carefully before having it installed.
Extra Counter Space
Kitchen islands enhance the functionality of the space by providing an extra land area for additional uses. The island can be used to prep food, serve hot dishes, do bits of baking, or as extra seating.
The kitchen island provides plenty of storage space. You can store your most used dinnerware, baking tools, or spices in the kitchen island so they are always within reach. United Cabinet Store specializes in a range of kitchen countertops that suit any kitchen. Our high-quality solid wood cabinets and countertops add functionality and style to any kitchen.
You can use the kitchen island as a divider between the kitchen and the dining area. The island separates these areas from each other without walls to close off the space.
The kitchen is one of the most traffic-heavy areas of the home and you don’t want anything to block the working area and affect the workflow. This goes especially if you are hosting a special event and you’re spending more time in the kitchen. With an island sitting in the middle of the space, it is harder to move around while prepping the food, cooking, and cleaning up afterwards.
Kitchen islands are not cheap. Even the most budget-friendly kind will set you back a few thousand dollars. The fact is, adding more workspace in the kitchen means getting more materials, which inevitably leads to more spending.
Adding an extra counter space in the middle of the kitchen will take more space, shrinking usable work area in the kitchen. Unless you have a very large kitchen, adding a kitchen island will inevitably cause your kitchen to look too cramped.