Kitchen Islands: The MVP of Open Concept Kitchen Remodeling In Shreveport-Bossier.

If the heart of the kitchen is the heart of your home, then the kitchen island is it’s beating pulse. These versatile workhorses have taken over kitchens across Benton, Shreveport, and Bossier (and the world!) for good reason. Let’s dive into why homeowners are so smitten and how we can help you design the perfect island for your kitchen remodel.

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Islands: The Ultimate Chameleon

One of the most exciting aspects of a kitchen island is its ability to adapt to your unique needs. Think of it as a blank canvas for your inner chef dreams. Here are some of the ways your island can become the most valuable player in your kitchen remodel.

  • The Great Kitchen Unifier: Tired of that the walls around your kitchen closing you in? Many homeowners are removing walls to open up their kitchens to create an airy, open-concept feel, with a spacious island taking center stage.
  • Countertop Considerations: Many clients are foregoing the awkward bar-height counters. Counter-height islands are extremely popular, offering a seamless workspace for meal prep, casual dining, or even helping the kiddos with their homework.
  • Sink or Swim? And island is an added bonus and a game-changer in a kitchen remodel, especially if you love to cook and entertain. You can opt to include a sink in your island for easy dinner cleanup.
  • Custom Cabinetry Heaven: Okay, this is where things get fun. Islands are a custom cabinetry playground. We often include pull-out trash and microwave drawers to an island. A big client favorite is adding a beverage cooler into an island for the beer or wine connoisseurs.
  • Let There Be Light (And Style): A kitchen island is also a great place to add beautiful pendant lighting and chandeliers. Lighting can create a mood, adds to a certain design style, and really ties your materials together.

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Modern Trends: Waterfalls and Open Shelving

If you live in a home that was built over 25-30 years ago, you may be dreaming of a modern makeover. Modern kitchens are all about clean lines an visual interest. A unique look look for a kitchen island is a waterfall countertop. The countertop material flows seamlessly down the sides of the island giving it a sleek, high-end look.

Do you love to decorate and want to have your grandmother’s recipe close by? Open shelving on your island can showcase cookbooks, decorative items, or your favorite gadgets.

Party Central: Buffet Style Entertaining

The biggest perk of have a kitchen island is how great they are for social gatherings. You can set up a buffet spread on your island and let your guests mingle while they graze. Your kitchen island can truly become the heart of your home’s entertainment.

Ready to Reimagine Your Kitchen? 

At Ashley’ Building and Remodeling, we have a knack for designing and building beautiful kitchens. Whether you’re in Benton, Shreveport, Bossier, or in a nearby city, we’ll work closely with you to design a kitchen island that works perfectly for your family’s lifestyle and captures the look you want.

Contact us today to talk about your remodeling wish list and schedule an onsite meeting.