Modular Or Permanent Kitchen Islands

Modular Or Permanent Kitchen Islands

Which do you prefer?

Kitchen Islands HGTV Laurie March Blog


Photo: DecorPad.comPermanent or ‘built-in’ kitchen islands are the perfect choice for many kitchen enthusiasts. They allow you to add sinks, stoves and electrical outlets directly into the island’s design. They can be instrumental in creating the perfect kitchen triangle plan that so many people prefer. Permanent islands, however, are in fact: permanent. If you’re someone that likes to rearrange your furniture every weekend, this might not be the best choice for you.
Photo: HarlanCabinets.com
Permanent islands also allow you to match your countertops and cabinetry throughout your entire space. Especially if you’re a fan of more professional or industrial styles, the uniformity of a permanent island might appeal to you. Or if you’d like something that complements your kitchen instead of matching it exactly, you can design a bold statement island for yourself. New construction can be liberating.Kitchen Island House Counselor
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Another thing to consider when choosing which type of island might work for you, is that permanent islands are built for their exact space. The scale can be altered perfectly to complement’s its surroundings. If you have an unusually shaped kitchen, a custom permanent island might help to anchor the space. It can’t go without saying, however, that permanent islands are usually more of a financial investment.Kitchen Islands HGTV Laurie March
Photo: Restoration Hardware.com
Modular or movable islands have their benefits as well. If you’re hoping to add a certain flavor to your kitchen without undergoing a big remodel, a well-chosen modular island might help. This gorgeous option above will add an impermanent rustic flair to any space.Kitchen Island Blog by Laurie March for HGTV
Photo: TheInspiredRoom.net
But rustic isn’t your only option. A freestanding stainless steel island, like the one above, will complement stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, while adding a professional feel to the room. Casters mean that this piece can be adapted into a bar during big parties. You can also tuck this baby in a corner if you need a little extra dance floor. 
Kitchen Island House Counselor Laurie March
Photo: RealEstate.com 
If your taste is a little more eclectic, you might consider converting a freestanding dresser or sideboard into your new chef’s station. Repurposing an old bureau with a simple new countertop can transform your wildly open kitchen into a wildly functional space. Yard sales and consignment shops are a great place to look for a piece you like or that you might be able to refinish to fit your style.So what do you think? In the kitchen of your dreams, would an island float around or would it be permanently grounded?

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