One of the most popular wish list items I’m asked to include in a kitchen design is a free-standing island, usually with seating. But can an island fit in your space?
Most homeowners would love the additional counter space for food prep, and storage solutions an island offers. It’s also a beautiful way to highlight your new granite or quartz countertop. And with an overhang to pull up several chairs, islands create a casual atmosphere to entertain, feed the kids, use your laptop… all in close proximity to the “working area” of your kitchen.
If you have an island now, you already know these benefits. However, many older homes do not… You may want an island included in your renovation, but how will you know if one would fit your existing floor plan? If your existing floor plan is small, what changes are needed to create space allowing for a functional island? And are there any economical alternatives?