Imagine having a new kitchen island in your home. An island would provide plenty of extra storage and counter space for your cooking essentials, making this space more functional than ever before. It also can double as a new favorite meal area for your family. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has a few helpful suggestions to help you convert your cooking space into a multi functional space with proper planning for your Toronto kitchen renovation.
Light It Up
Placing warm lighting around your island will make the area more inviting. Consider adding pendant lights above your island for a welcoming glow. You can find pendant lights in a wide assortment of colors and designs to fit just about any aesthetic. Kitchens that feature a skylight above the island are ahead of the trend and will have access to a lovely natural glow to pair with each meal.
Make It Comfortable
The most convenient way to draw people to an area is by making it comfortable. Place cushy, high back chairs around your island so that your family has a place to relax and chat. Not only will comfortable chairs draw in your family, but they will also add another layer of personality to your kitchen space. Make sure that you leave enough space between chairs for everyone to eat and gesture without feeling crowded. For rectangular shaped kitchens, consider placing a table at the end of the island to extend the space.
Have a Talking Point
It is critical to pair the right decorations with each space in your home. Adding a nice centerpiece to your island can even make eating in the kitchen more appealing than the dining room. Consider floating tea candles or a small bowl of flowers to liven up the area. Glass stones, scented candles, or another talking piece make great choices. If you have space, you can even dress up your island with a tablecloth.
Kitchen islands are naturally smaller than dining tables, so it makes sense to use smaller plating to ensure everyone is comfortable. Buy plates and cutlery that are sized for compact areas and fit the aesthetics of your space. This is also a great way to add more style without the need for expensive renovations. Consider employing contrasting colors or a monochromatic theme.
Whatever you decide, make it fun and welcoming for the whole family.
Many kitchen islands feature racks that hang over them for storage. You won’t need to relocate your crockery, but you can add style and flair to the area. Synthetic flowers or false ivy vines are an expansive way to add a touch of nature to your overhang. If you want something a bit more trendy, you can decorate with a vast assortment of magnets or embellishments that match your kitchen aesthetic.
How Joseph Kitchen and Bath Can Help
If you are ready to upgrade your kitchen or if you just need help with design ideas, Joseph Kitchen and Bath can help. Our friendly design agents are standing by to take your call at (905) 707-7756. Contact us to create the home of your dreams today!