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Kitchen Trends: Customized Kitchen Islands

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At J. Carsten Remodeling, we spend a lot of time remodeling and re-imagining kitchens for our clients. The kitchen has become the center of the modern home, and islands are the hub where family life takes place. Everything happens around the island, from cooking to crafts, homework to housework, parties to play dates. As islands have risen in popularity, so too has the trend of highly customized kitchen design. Besides the basics like stoves, fridges, dishwashers, and sinks, there are no rules anymore! Read on below to discover our favorite island design trends.

Bold Finishes
More than any other kitchen space, islands are a great spot to incorporate bold and playful trends. Whether you’re adding two-tone cabinetry, patterned quartz or granite countertops, or glitzy accent lights, islands are the place to have fun with your style.


Creative Storage
Because they are the center of the kitchen, islands are an excellent catch-all storage space. Don’t be afraid to get creative and install what you’ll use. For example, you could incorporate a mini bar, baking built-ins, an extra large prep sink, or a warming drawer for hosting with ease!


Command Center
For better or worse at times, modern family life revolves around technology. Instead of finding cords, chargers, and different devices all over your home, islands are the perfect spot to keep them all organized. From charging drawers to family calendars, there are endless options to keep things orderly.

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