The Benefits of Adding a Natural Stone Kitchen Island to Your Space

Remodeling your kitchen can take a lot of effort and money. But if you have a functional layout that you already like, taking on a full remodel may not be necessary. Instead, finding ways to increase the amount of usable space in your kitchen may be a better fit. And few renovations can accomplish this like adding a kitchen island with a beautiful natural stone countertop. Here are a few reasons to consider incorporating a new kitchen island into your space. 

Frees Up Counter Space 
Counterspace can be at a premium even in large kitchens. Gadgets and tools take up space, and when you need room to roll out cookie dough or set multiple dishes down at a time, finding space may be tough. Adding a kitchen island with a natural stone countertop can give you the extra space you need so the rest of your countertops can be free to use however you see fit.

Easy to Clean and Maintain
Adding counter space to your kitchen can increase the amount of cleaning and maintenance you’ll need to do. But installing an island with a natural stone countertop won’t dramatically increase the amount of cleaning you’ll need to do. Natural stone is incredibly durable when properly sealed and is easy to clean with some warm water and a gentle detergent. As long as you pick up messes as they happen, you’ll only add a minute or two to your normal cleaning routine.

Gives You a Designated Prep Area
Some meals are easier to prepare when you have a designated spot to take care of the prep work. By adding a kitchen island to your home, you’ll give yourself a designated preparation area that you can use anytime you need more space than your countertops provide. Just make sure you choose the right type of stone. For example, if you bake and need to roll out dough or knead bread without worrying about the dough sticking, marble or granite will be your best choice.

Increases Storage Options
Kitchen islands can be a great place to add storage like additional cabinets and drawers. If your kitchen doesn’t have much in the way of storage solutions, this can dramatically reduce the amount of clutter in your space. Even better, it lets you free up counter space by giving you a dedicated spot to put your kitchen gadgets and tools when they’re not in use. 

Adds Value to Your Home
Almost any kitchen renovation can add value to your home, and adding a kitchen island is no exception. If you plan on selling your home in the future, that island could make your home stand out to prospective buyers, which could also help you get a higher asking price for your home. The key to maximizing value lies in making sure your island works with the rest of your kitchen. If you’re installing natural stone on the island, consider adding natural stone countertops to the rest of your kitchen to further maximize value.

The Right Natural Stone Can Make All the Difference
Adding a kitchen island with a natural stone countertop can improve the look, feel, and usability of your kitchen. If you’re ready to add an island to your kitchen, make sure you invest in high-quality stone countertops. Contact Natural Stone Sales to learn more about your options and find the right stone for your budget.
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