Live the Island Life with Kitchen Islands!

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Kick back, relax, and read up on what the different types of kitchen islands are!

Are you dreaming of a summer vacation destination? It can be tough to figure out the financial backflips you’d need to do. But you don’t have to break your bank account. We know it’s not really the same experience, but island life is within reach. All you have to do is reconsider where such an element of kitchen design should go. Then, go ahead and narrow down your choices. Kick back, relax, and read up on what the different types of islands are!

The Rolling Cart Kitchen Island 

Remodeling a small kitchen can be a complex puzzle to solve. One way to incorporate an island into it, though, is by using a rolling cart. Whether it is a butcher block base or a stainless steel surface, they are functional but not flashy. In other words, you can move them around as needed, but they are not supposed to be fixtures that you leave in place for months at a time.  

The Smaller Island That is Fixed in Place 

A small kitchen island is a little bit different. For one thing, they are fixed in place and cannot be pushed around as the cart can. They look more like “conventional” islands more than anything else. They might not be full-size, that’s all. They are manufactured to a standard height of 38 inches. This design facilitates food prep. That means you won’t have to worry about the cart escaping when you’re trying to make dinner in a hurry.   

Repurposing Your Dining Table 

One intriguing alternative is to use the kitchen table as your temporary island. Generally speaking, a table wouldn’t count as an island. But from a certain point of view, the resemblance quite literally stands. After all, the table has four legs and a flattened top. It’s all a matter of semantics. While you can shift the table and scoot it out of your way, there’s a downside to it, too. There’s no receptacle, sink, or backsplash embedded or attached to it. So depending on what you plan to do, this solution might not work out.   

Call Matthews Construction and Design Today!

Ready to make some home improvements that update your Maryland home’s indoor or outdoor living areas? The professionals at Matthews Construction and Design can help. For over four decades, our experts have been successfully transforming residential properties, inside and out.

Are you ready to dive headfirst into your residential remodeling project? Or do you still have a million questions? Either way, the Matthews Construction and Design team is here to help you fulfill all of your remodeling needs. 

If you want to learn more, please give us a call at 202-702-3553 or visit us online instead. To see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz. Get more value for your money!


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