Double island kitchens are one of the hottest discoveries since sliced bread, especially for the one room in the house where everyone spends time. It seems like whenever you have guests over, folks gather in the kitchen, no matter how many other spaces in your home you have for entertaining. There’s just something about the kitchen that makes it the heart of almost every home. However, the kitchen needs to be functional to keep the household running smoothly, especially post-pandemic. With families spending more and more time in their homes during the past two years, a double island kitchen is a popular choice for those working, teaching, and cooking.
A two island kitchen gives you plenty of space for more than cooking. As families gather for meals, to do school work, complete projects, and even hold business meetings, a second island in your kitchen is an excellent solution for that extra needed space. It is functional and aesthetically pleasing as two islands create a more balanced environment. Dual islands provide additional counter space and double your storage. It’s the perfect place to put those seldom-used appliances, platters, and roasting pans. And, you can add a second sink, an extra dishwasher, beverage cooler, or a built-in cooktop without losing any of the counter space where you sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while finishing the daily crossword puzzle, helping the kids with homework.
In contrast, they want an afternoon snack or set up a charcuterie board to accompany a glass of wine when friends drop by in the evening. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this additional food prep and dining space. You’ll find a second island with a walkway between them that will keep traffic flowing in the kitchen with areas for everyone to work in clearly defined zones within open-plan kitchens replacing breakfast nooks that weren’t as flexible in their functionality. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, you can be placed side-by-side, t-shaped, wrap-around, or parallel to one another to direct the flow you want for your kitchen, and they don’t have to be identical. Countertops and bases can be the same or complement one another, match the rest of the kitchen or stand out as design features and functional additions to any kitchen.
Double Island Kitchens are a feature you may want to consider when designing your new home. Contact Harbor Classic Homes to determine the best kitchen design for your family.