Some of the most common mistakes you should avoid when building a kitchen island

Some of the most common mistakes you should avoid when building a kitchen island

Kitchen Islands give the kitchen a luxurious feel, make it more comfortable, and give you more space to store your kitchen inventory. While installing an island, many people do not consider the mistakes they may make. Here are the most common mistakes made when installing a Kitchen Island according to some specialists.

  • In comparison with the kitchen, the room is much smaller

Choosing a Kitchen Island that’s too big for the space is one of the most common mistakes. It is commonly believed that the bigger the island is, the better it looks. Having wide islands in your kitchen will make a big impact, but they are not a practical solution if your kitchen is small. The question is, how do you determine the size of the island that will suit your space best? There should be at least 1m of space around the kitchen island, so that workflow and movement are not interrupted. A kitchen island should generally not take up more than tenths of your floor space. In case you don’t have enough space, don’t despair. You should consider what exactly you need from the island. Preparation space may be better served by a small table or by a flexible freestanding piece.

  • Not thinking about the Island’s role in your kitchen

Kitchen islands can serve any of the five purposes of a kitchen: storage, prep station, cooking, serving, and cleaning. However, before you begin designing anything, you must first determine which function (or roles) your island will play. This will have an impact on the width and depth of your island, especially if you require space for large equipment.

If you’re placing a cooktop on your island, remember to include a cooker hood over it. (Otherwise, your house would permanently smell like fried onions.) Install a sink on your island instead of a range hood to prevent having a hood hanging down into the centre of your area.

  • The countertop material you chose for your kitchen is the wrong one

Picking a worktop for an island can be a daunting decision because there are so many materials to choose from. Always ask yourself these questions before working with a particular material: what are its thermal properties; how does it react to acids present in certain foods and drinks; will it chip if hit by metal saucepans? Is it possible to repair any damage caused by any of these things? As a result, the number of products available for use as kitchen island work surfaces is limited.

Quartz is a material we have used many times with great success. It’s durable, hygienic, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant, so it’s ideal for an island worktop. Quartzite is also an option. Quartzite is an interesting, but expensive material that is not to be confused with quartz. Compared to granite, it is harder and more acid resistant.