Home remodeling is one of the most interesting subsections of the construction industry. Not only is a lot of the work done by contractors associated with home remodels, but it is often where the most change occurs.
Remodeling trends are constantly in flux. If homeowners wanted something three years ago, it may have become outdated by now. And it is up to contractors and construction companies to keep up with these trends.
Today we will focus on an interesting home remodeling trend that has emerged over the last couple years: bigger kitchens with islands.
Many homeowners assume there is no way to increase the size of their kitchen. But it is very doable, even though the process can be time consuming.
The most common way to create a bigger kitchen is to bring down the wall between the kitchen and dining room. It makes sense, as most families do not even use their dining room for anything besides studying or “once a year” family gatherings.
By tearing down the wall, the kitchen area becomes huge. Families can still set up a casual table on the dining room side. But it is now part of the same room, instead of being an isolated area.
The kitchen island goes perfectly with larger kitchens. It is the concept that an “island” is added to the kitchen to compliment the countertops. Some kitchen islands are small, with countertop space and drawers.
But others are more feature-filled, including a stove top, sink and/or other kitchen features. The type of kitchen island chosen by a homeowner will depend on their tastes, budget and space.
Kitchen islands are useful because they can help isolate the mess involved in cooking. All the preparation and cleaning can be done on the kitchen island, leaving the countertops clean.
Remodeling companies can make a lot of money off homeowners with these remodels. But they are also advantageous for homeowners, as they boost the home value and create a much better kitchen experience.