Can I Build An Island In My Kitchen?
Photo above is a kitchen we did in Kapolei, Hawai’i
Transforming your kitchen into a hub of enhanced functionality and impeccable style, a well-designed and thoughtfully executed kitchen island becomes the centerpiece that brings together practicality, storage solutions, and a touch of elegance, elevating your culinary space to new heights of excellence. “Can I build an island in my kitchen?” Yes, You Can!
A kitchen can benefit from an island’s addition of much-needed storage, counter space, and potential sitting. The benefits of installing an island far exceed any drawbacks provided your kitchen have enough free floor space.
Materials like plywood and dimensional lumber can be used to construct a kitchen island, and many professionals do this. However, it’s ideal to use pre-built kitchen base cabinets as building blocks if you’re a DIYer. Additionally, cabinets give the island a polished appearance by establishing the proper measurements for you.
The shape of your kitchen should be considered as you plan your island. This will determine the island’s area as well as its orientation, curvature, and general geometry.
But it doesn’t have to be an identical match. If you have the room, a curved or L-shaped island can really make a statement in your kitchen.
Just be careful not to attempt to compress a big, curved island into a rectangular kitchen without enough room to move around.
The location of your entrances is something else to think about. (Internal and external). To make it cozy and aesthetically pleasing, you’ll need to leave some additional room between these components and the island.
Photos above are a renovation we did in Ewa Beach, Hawai’i.