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Denver Kitchen Remodeling Ideas For Your Kitchen Island

June 21, 2017

If you don’t already have an island in your kitchen, you should definitely add this on your list of must-haves for your Denver kitchen remodeling project. Adding an island increases the amount of counter and storage space that you have in your kitchen, plus it makes the entire room look more luxurious. If you’re planning a remodel, here are some ideas for your new island:

Wine Fridge

There’s no better place to store a small wine fridge than underneath an island’s countertop. If you’ve always wanted a wine fridge but felt as if you didn’t have room for another appliance, now is your chance to make your dream a reality. Even if you are only adding a small island, you should be able to find a wine fridge that will fit perfectly in this space. Read this wine chiller buying guide for more information.

Small Sink

If you prepare your own food more than you order takeout from restaurants, you may want to add a small sink to your new kitchen island. This small sink is known as a prep sink, and once you have it in your kitchen, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Having a second sink makes it easier to wash your hands, clean fruits and vegetables, or drain bowling noodles while you prepare meals. A prep sink doesn’t have to be anywhere near as large as the main sink in your kitchen, so this idea will work even with smaller islands.

Bar Stools

Kitchens are one of the main gathering areas of the home, and there’s no better way to make your guests feel comfortable than by adding bar stools around your new island. The side of the island with the bar stools may need to be a different height than the other side that you use to prepare food. Because of this, it’s important that you talk to your contractor about this idea so you can ensure that the island is designed correctly.

Different Materials

You may assume that your kitchen island will be made out of the same cabinet and countertop materials found throughout the rest of your kitchen, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Many homeowners choose different materials for their islands, or they choose the same materials in complementary colors. For example, if you have granite countertops in your kitchen, you could use a different color of granite or you could choose an entirely different natural stone for your island’s countertops. Doing this creates a beautiful contrast that will make your kitchen look elegant and modern.
Ready to completely revamp your kitchen? If so, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build can help you through every step of remodeling your kitchen. In addition to kitchens, we also help clients remodel their decks, basements, and bathrooms. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.