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Large Kitchen Island Design

Large Kitchen Islands

Large Kitchen Islands

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 consider.

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 top.