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The Real Reasons You’ll Choose a Custom Kitchen Island in the End

In Italy, and across the world, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we gather and where we discuss the details of our lives with loved ones. It’s where we host friends and family. The kitchen is where we prepare recipes that have been passed down generations, where we find nourishment both physically and otherwise through connecting with those who matter.

It’s truly a pleasure to help NOLI clients create the kitchen of their dreams, knowing it’s so much more than a functional space. It’s a place for family, where memories will be made and where delicious meals will be shared.

Modern Kitchen Islands Are the Hub of Life at Home Today

Dining rooms are lovely, but we all know despite our best-laid plans everyone ends up gathering in the kitchen most of the time. After designing many open concepts with large kitchen islands for our clients, we’ve learned a thing or two about why many choose custom kitchen islands for the heart of the home.

You’ll Want the Space

Nobody in the history of the world has ever said they want less countertop space in their kitchen. Long kitchen islands allow for more countertop areas, and a kitchen island with seating provides more eat-in dining options.

Scroll through this remodel project for inspiration and a vision of what’s possible with a one-of-a-kind narrow kitchen island. Imagine gathering around a similar island with your friends and family.

Long Kitchen Island - Designer's Dream Loft - NOLI Modern Italian Living

You’ll Want the Storage

Modern kitchen islands with storage don’t just allow for extra cabinets in your kitchen. There are so many customization options as well – from incorporating appliances and other built-ins (wine fridge anyone?) to unique shelving and beveled drawers.

View this kitchen remodel to get a sense of the storage possibilities with a custom island design. Imagine enjoying a clutter-free kitchen with plenty of room for all of your favorite dishes and appliances.

Modern Kitchen Island with Storage and Seating

You’ll Want the Style

Custom kitchen islands help create an inviting vibe for your family and guests. The real luxury in a luxury kitchen island is that it is a centerpiece that draws your loved ones in and makes them want to sit and stay awhile.

Explore this stunning remodel to get a sense of the style a custom kitchen island can bring to your home. Imagine the joy that comes with living in such a beautifully designed space. 

stylish modern kitchen island

What to keep in mind when considering a new custom kitchen island

There are two important overall things to keep in mind when planning for a new kitchen island:

  • What you need
  • What you want

Let’s start with the fun part – what you want (although getting what you need out of your kitchen is also super satisfying).

What is your dream kitchen? Who will enjoy it? Do you picture a kitchen filled with light and natural elements, or something ultra-modern and minimalist? When it comes to the island – what would you incorporate if there were no restrictions? What kind of storage? How many people would be able to sit together for dinner – or gather for a party? Will the island be used occasionally for studying or working? 

Next – what do you need? Do you need more countertop space (we already answered that one)? Do you need to incorporate appliances, or a sink in the island for better flow and functionality? Do you need a sliding countertop? Extra pantry space?

One tip from me: let yourself dream before you get into logistics and specifications. The first step toward creating your dream kitchen is imagining it.

Looking for more ideas?

NOLI has recently completed a full showroom renovation to bring the latest in kitchen and architectural interiors to life. For a private appointment to discuss your next redesign project.


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