Kitchen / July 2, 2018 /
While kitchen islands are a feature you will find in many kitchens, the idea of utilizing them as a central gathering point is what homeowners are remodeling for. We have known for a while now that dining rooms were on the out. But, now I am seeing a lot of people forgoing traditional seating and incorporating most or all of their seating at an island or a peninsula. People entertain, and families are more on the go, so they want flexible seating near the kitchen. If you have a kitchen island, getting on board with this trend will be easy for you. Create some seating arrangements and a centerpiece to make it a gathering point for all.
When it comes to flooring, consider slip resistance, ease of maintenance and porosity. Stone floors, which are somewhat porous, for instance, may need periodic resealing. If so, ask how often, and think about whether you want to deal with that process. Hardwood floors are beautiful, but be aware that they wear out faster by the fridge, stove and sink than other areas. Hard, natural stone works wonderfully, and the earthy look and feel of it is very popular.