Kitchen Island Blog Post

Designing Kitchen Islands With Natural Stone

A kitchen island brings functionality and visual beauty to your kitchen with ease. Here are the best ideas for designing kitchen islands with natural stone.

 

A kitchen island is the center of your space. It functions as a storage unit, extra counter space, a conversation area, a workspace and more. If you’re looking to add a multi-functional island to your kitchen, natural stone is the perfect material to choose.

Different stones highlight different design aspects of your kitchen. Marble brings in an unmistakable elegance and European luxury, while granite brings in a feeling of depth and strength. Natural stone is eco-friendly, durable, and visually breathtaking. Here is why you should design your kitchen island with natural stone.

The Purpose of the Island

Before designing your island, you should make a list of all the reasons you want one in your kitchen. Is the purpose to serve as a sink and extra counter space, such as seen in our Coral Gables kitchen makeover (pictured above)? Or do you desire extra storage space or a bar-top for eating? Narrowing down the purpose of your island will give you a better idea of the side and structure of your design.

Natural Stone Kitchen Islands as a Focal Point

Marble has long been used because of its splendor and aristocratic appearance. If you’re looking to create a focal piece in your kitchen, marble is the way to go. With its creamy white base and thick, unmistakable veining, marble has an unmatched beauty.

Marble is also cost-effective, durable, resistant to cracking, heat-resistant, and will last a lifetime with proper care. It is also an easy way to add drama to your kitchen without making bigger changes, such as refinishing cabinets or buying new appliances.

Designing a Kitchen Island with a Sink

Natural stone is perfect for a kitchen island if you’re looking to add a sink to the countertop. Granite, for example, is non-porous, meaning it is a sanitary choice to have for a sink since you will likely be washing raw foods or dirty hands. Polished granite, when properly sealed, prevents the growth of mold or bacteria.

Granite countertops will not fade in color, are heat-resistant, are non-porous, and increase the value of your home.

Kitchen Islands with an Overhang

Many kitchen islands are now created with an overhang that acts as a seating area for stools or bar-top benches.

Quartz is a fantastic option for a natural stone kitchen island since it is stain resistant, easy to clean, non-porous, and extremely hygienic. This resistance to stains and scratches makes it perfect for entertaining company in your kitchen. Quartz is also impact resistant, meaning it is durable and absorbs powerful shocks without cracking.

Whether you’re designing your home to be country chic or sleek and modern, natural stone has a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from. By choosing natural stone for your kitchen island you will be bringing luxury and elegance into your new kitchen space.

You may also be interested in

Outdoor Blog image

Using Natural Stone on Outdoor Walkways and Paths

Natural stone outdoor walkways add visual interest and curb appeal to any home. Here’s what natural stone can do for your outdoors. Your walkway is the entrance to your home, your business, your getaway. So, shouldn’t it be amazing? Using natural stone in your outdoor project is a surefire way to create visual…

5 Facts to know about Marble Flooring

5 Facts to Know About Marble Flooring

As time goes by and home decor trends change, one thing stays the same: marble flooring will always be in style. It almost goes without saying that marble flooring is one of the most luxurious stones you could ever choose for your house. Not only is it luxe, attractive, and easy to clean, it…