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5 Advantages of Kitchen Islands

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At J. Carsten Remodeling, we believe the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you fix meals to nourish your family, reminisce about your day, and connect with loved ones. As a central hub of your home, your kitchen must meet the demands of a busy family. Keep reading to find out how this kitchen must-have brings extra value to your space!

More Counter Space

One of the significant advantages of a kitchen island is the counter space it adds. It serves as a separate workstation, ensuring you have plenty of room for meal prep, holiday baking, grocery list-making, hosting, and more. It can even double as a homework station for the kids between meals!

Extra Storage

Every kitchen can benefit from extra storage space, and a kitchen island has it in spades. The best part? You can easily customize its design to suit your organizational needs. From pull-out racks to built-in wine storage and everything in between, the options are endless.

Appliances & Outlets

Have you been wishing for an extra oven, fancy espresso maker, or some other kitchen appliance but have no idea where you’d put it? A kitchen island is a perfect place! Its design can include hookups for gas, plumbing, and electricity, giving you more options for housing kitchen appliances. The fact that you can hide large appliances and outlets out sight under the countertop makes it all the more appealing.

Extra Seating

A lack of kitchen seating can be frustrating, especially if you like to host family and friends. An island provides casual seating for guests to sit and relax. While the number of seats it offers depends on the size of your kitchen, you can never go wrong with a few extra barstools!

Create a Focal Point

A kitchen island has many practical uses, but it also anchors the space and creates a focal point other than a wall of cabinetry. Incorporating fun design details can give your kitchen island some personality. Create visual interest by using a different paint or stain color, or give it some texture with shiplap or reclaimed wood. Top it off with a beautiful quartz countertop and some statement lights to take it from a basic kitchen island to a showstopping centerpiece.

Ready to Get Started?

Scroll below for a peek at some of the dreamy kitchen islands we’ve created over the years! When you’re ready to start planning your kitchen remodel, reach out to our team. We’d love to help you create the kitchen and island of your dreams!


Modern Kitchen Remodel St. Paul MN

white kitchen with bar seating

Finished Joyce kitchen remodel

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