If you have the space a large custom kitchen
island is a dream come true for most homeowners. Islands function
as the centre gathering point of the kitchen and can offer
a striking aesthetic contrast to any kitchen design.
Choosing a counter surface for a kitchen island
greatly depends on its intended use. Do you plan to prepare
food on it? Will the surface act as another dining location
in the house? Answers to those two questions combined with
your budget will give you an idea of what surfaces you can
You do not have to match the island counter
with your perimeter countertops. A different surface type
will often contrast very well with the rest of the kitchen.
A popular trend is to use stone for perimeter counters and
wood butcher block for the island counter. Wood is a warmer
surface then stone which makes it nicer for dining at.
You can also mix stone surfaces and use different
colours and patterns to create a custom individual look.
Like any other counter surface, island surfaces
can be built in virtually any size with a variety of edge
& corner details, finishes and custom options. Larger
kitchen islands almost always include either a sink or stove