‘Island fever’ in the kitchen

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: InteriorKitchen

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Designers and builders across the country are pointing to the addition of an island as the must-have upgrade for kitchen renovations this year.

Adding an island can dramatically alter a kitchen’s appearance, provide additional storage space and work area, and create a fresh focal point for family meals.

Plumbing problem solved

While you could add an island without plumbing, having a sink in an island can improve the workflow in a kitchen and open up counter space elsewhere. Plumbing an island can be problematic, however, as the cost of cutting through concrete and adding piping can be prohibitive.

Above-floor plumbing can solve the problem. Manufacturers like Saniflo make a variety of pumping systems that can eliminate the need to cut concrete and reduce the cost of installing plumbing in a new island.

Top island trends

Islands are increasingly becoming the focal point of kitchen renovations, serving both practical purposes and as design statements.

More homeowners are replacing traditional dining tables and breakfast nooks with spacious islands that feature seating. In addition to seating, homeowners are incorporating restau rant-quality fittings into islands, adding charging stations for the family’s personal digital devices. They’re also choosing architectural and design touches such as decorative legs, and countertops and cabinetry that contrast with those around the perimeter of the kitchen.

Kitchen renovations continue to be among the most popular home improvement projects and can offer homeowners a high return on their investments.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.