Where once most homes had a formal dining room, it seems that the dining room and kitchen have merged into a multi-functional room where cooking and eating happen together. Because of this shift in how we use our homes in Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables, Ocean Reef, Miami Lakes, Brickell, and the surrounding areas, kitchen remodeling is a common home project, especially the inclusion and/or expansion of kitchen islands. At Trimline Design Center we have been helping homeowners make their kitchens work around their families, and we can do the same for your home. Contact us today to see some of the great projects to give you inspiration for your own home.
How Kitchen Islands Are Changing
Our homes used to be much more closed off with walls, until someone had the brilliant suggestion to knock down a few walls and the open concept house was born. Of course, doing away with a wall in your kitchen can suddenly cause some issues, including a lack of cupboard space and a major reduction in counter space. Kitchen islands helped to solve this problem, and now they are coming into their own.
During your kitchen remodeling project, when you were contemplating if you wanted a kitchen island, what sort of things did you want your kitchen island to do for you? For most people they would say having a place for people to sit at, whether that’s eating, helping to cook, or just visiting. In some cases, with the dining room being eliminated as part of a kitchen remodeling project, homeowners have opted to install two kitchen islands! One features seating while the other is more utilitarian with a sink, cabinets, and more.
Other kitchen remodeling projects include galley kitchens where a kitchen island can fit but is long and narrow. Because seating is desired, but no dining room exists, it is natural to add a table attached to this kitchen island to provide a built-in table with seating. This allows for fast clean-up after a meal as well as a conversation place during food prep.
Bringing it All Together
Many homeowners in Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables, Ocean Reef, Miami Lakes, Brickell, and the surrounding areas are making the decision to combine the kitchen and dining room into one larger room for their kitchen remodeling project. A kitchen island is the natural solution to provide not only the additional counter space needed for cooking meals, but it also provides the seating desired for everyday meal sharing as well as a conversation space that is used by friends and family alike. Contact our team at Trimline Design Center today to start the conversation about your kitchen island and how your kitchen remodeling project will go in your home.