The Island – Kitchen Design Trend Here To Stay
More and more the kitchen is the hub of a home. It’s where guests mingle, family meetings are held, and meals are prepared and enjoyed. For this reason, designers are getting back to the basics of functional kitchen design. One element with a perfect mix of form and function is the kitchen island. In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today’s consumers. They claim reports that state approximately 80 of home buyers consider a kitchen island to be a must.
Many of today’s kitchen islands have unique design styles of their own. Most include storage, sinks (prep or main, appliances and/or seating areas. Kitchen islands can have the same design as the main counter and cabinets or it can have a look all its own.