Designing a Kitchen Island

Designing a Kitchen Island

  Designing a Kitchen Island What do I need to think about? One of the most complicated spaces in your home is the kitchen.  And when you decide to add a kitchen island to the mix?  Well, it’s not surprising that homeowners get confused.  Even though there is not a set formula for figuring out how to decide on an island size, there are some basic measurement guidelines that can help.  Here are some basic questions to ask yourself when planning your new kitchen island.   What will the function of your island be? Before thinking about storage solutions and countertop material, you first need to decide on what the main function of your island is going to be.  Most islands have one side that is dedicated to cooking and another side dedicated to eating.  If you want appliances and a sink in your island, then you will need more space.  But, if you want to use the island for casual meals, then seating should be your priority.  What will your emphasis be?         Prep Work         Cooking         Cleaning         Eating         Entertaining   What appliances are you going to need in your kitchen island? If you decide that you want to include appliances into your kitchen island, then you will need to plan for function as well as for spacing.  If you decide to include the main sink of your kitchen in your island, then you will need to place a dishwasher to the right or left of your sink.  If, on the other hand, you are using your island for the main prep area of your kitchen, then you’ll need to...
What is a Parade of Homes?

What is a Parade of Homes?

October 3-4 and October 10-11, Greystone will be featuring a home located on Alderberry Court here in Midland, Michigan. So come on out and enjoy the fun!