Always Get More Detail #28: Kitchen Islands

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Kitchen Islands or Peninsulas Included in Every Home We Build!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a spacious, usable kitchen island is a must have in a new home. If you love the extra counter space and gathering potential created by a kitchen island, say it with us: “Why pay extra for a must have?”

Our take on kitchen islands (see our post on kitchen island ideas here) is that they a focal point in the home. The kitchen island isn’t just where you cook – it’s a place to gather and converse, and a striking “entry statement” for your kitchen. When paired with our open floor plans, your kitchen  island will be open to your living space – making it that much easier to spend time with your family!

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Benefits of Kitchen Islands

With an island in your kitchen, you get more than just expanded counter space – you get a perfect “productivity triangle”. No, seriously! When you’re cooking, a kitchen island allows you to go from refrigerator to oven to counter space just by turning around – meaning that your key cooking spaces are all located within arm’s reach instead of a walk away.

A kitchen island also provides the potential for extra seating – a huge plus and a great “casual space” to enjoy a meal or grab a snack.

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The other benefit of kitchen islands? They allow – even encourage! – you to turn around, meaning you can enjoy the rest of your home and converse with your family as you prepare your next meal.

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Of course, the full benefit of a kitchen island can only be realized when paired with an open floor plan. When the kitchen, dining area, and great room are all open to one another, your home has what Charter Homes calls LifeSpace – a home design allowing your family to be together even while in different rooms.

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Another beautiful kitchen island in our MillCreek neighborhood.

To find out more about making this detail yours in a Charter Home, visit aCharter neighborhood or contact us!