By On May 24, 2018 Ideas
Including an island in your kitchen renovation is a huge benefit in securing resale value. According to a recent survey, 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have item. There are many advantages to having a kitchen island, from extra seating and food prep area to additional storage space. Since a kitchen island is a smart element in any kitchen design, we’ve assembled 60 kitchen island ideas to browse through, from integrating appliances to utilizing the ceiling space above.
Like flooring, choosing a kitchen countertop is based on a number of different factors, from look and feel to cost and maintenance. A range of materials can be used for countertops, such as granite, marble, glass, stainless steel and engineered quartz. Tile can also be used in different places–from the backsplash to the floor to the counter–and we have 6 tips for choosing the perfect tile application for your kitchen. For a primer on materials, from classic to obscure, browse our guide to 10 trending kitchen counter materials.
A backsplash connects the countertops with the cabinets so it’s a good place to tie two main elements of your design together. While it’s not necessary to have one, a backsplash is helpful in terms of cleanliness because you’ll inevitably get that wall dirty while cooking or washing dishes. Almost any type of material can work for a backsplash as long as it’s properly sealed from the classic and versatile subway tile to modern stainless steel and solid glass to natural stone. There are many different options but here are 14 of our favorite kitchen backsplash ideas.
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