If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, there may be a few different goals you are trying to achieve. For starters, most people who want to redesign their kitchen are looking to create a beautiful, modern space that they feel comfortable cooking in. In today’s market, that often means granite countertops, which give off a clean, modern feel. They are also very versatile, with the ability to handle extreme temperatures. In addition, the durability of granite countertops will ensure that they last a long time in your home.
Looks, however, are not the only reason to redo your kitchen, nor are they the only benefit. Maybe even more important is the ability to actually maximize your kitchen space, adding functionality that you never had before. And possibly the best way to do this is by adding a kitchen island. With a well-designed kitchen island, you will see many benefits. For starters, the extra work space in your kitchen will come in very handy. In addition, your kitchen island can be designed with drawers and cabinets for added storage. You can even add additional modern seating in the form of a couple bar stools. And the best part is, whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen in granite, or any other material, your Sacramento kitchen design contractor can create an island that matches perfectly to the style you desire!
For more ideas and examples on ways that your Sacramento kitchen design contractor can create your kitchen island, take a minute to watch the video below:
SACRAMENTO KITCHEN DESIGN VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: How to Design Kitchen Island Legs
NARRATION: Welcome to the studio. February is on location month, and we are looking at the design details of a 3,000 square foot house Matthew and I recently completed. Matthew’s in the kitchen today, and ¬he is going to be talking about some details around the kitchen island legs. Just to locate that in plan, here is the main floor. These are the two islands in the kitchen, and we are going to be concentrating on this part. So let’s go have a look and see what Matthew has to say.
MATTHEW: Thanks John. Let’s have a look at these island details a little more carefully. So on the first island, what we have done is we’ve expressed the ends of the island to look like table legs. And the way we’ve done that is we’ve created this piece that is three inches by three inches wide. It’s lacquered, and it goes from the countertop all the way to the floor, so it looks like a table leg. In order to make this read in three dimensions, we have set back the gable ends about an inch, so this pops out. The other thing that we’ve done, which is really interesting, is we’ve created a bit of a reveal between the three quarter inch countertop and the top of this leg, to make the countertop look like it’s floating. The other thing to pay attention to here is the toe kick, because the toe kick, because the toe kick here will be done in the same red wood as this floating millwork piece, which divides the living and dining room from the kitchen. That’s one of the island details.
So, let’s come around and look at the other island, which is in this red mahogany wood, and its legs are slightly different. We have a wider leg here, because we wanted to include our electrical outlets on the side of this. So this is just more of a utilitarian leg that comes all the way to the ground, and then our cabinetry is set back. Not as much as the other one. About three quarters of an inch. The reason why we’ve done it this way is because if you come around, this is where we’ve actually carved out underneath the island for our stool. And our stools are going to tuck up underneath this. So this rail, which actually supports the weight of the stone top, wraps around from the leg, and all the way down to the end cabinet. It provides a structural support for our granite top, and is also the place where we tuck our stools underneath.
NARRATION: So remember, in Sacramento kitchen design, little details make a big difference.