One way to set your kitchen apart, more than just adding a regular island, is to have a waterfall kitchen island, which is fast becoming a trend in home styling.
Depending on the overall style of your kitchen, your budget, and your main purpose for the island, there are certain considerations that you need to look at when deciding to install a waterfall kitchen island.
What is a waterfall kitchen island?
Picture your new kitchen island with a beautiful countertop. Then continue that countertop surface flowing over the ends of the island and have it “cascading” down to the floor. It resembles a waterfall and looks sensational, almost like it’s one piece.
Does your kitchen have a modernized look?
A waterfall kitchen island works very well for a modern-style kitchen with clean lines because the (often) rounded edges give a very modern theme. Nelson Construction can do it in concrete with a sensational-looking finish that will stand the test of time.
If your kitchen has a more rustic feel, or if the overall look is more a traditional wooden-styled kitchen, consider the color of your waterfall countertop to ensure the island works with the motif. With the right color, the concrete finish can look superb in any kitchen.
Today’s kitchen is the hub of the home, and the island is its centerpiece around which people gather and make memories. The waterfall kitchen island is for any occasion or meal.
It can be a dining area for quick snacks, where you casually prepare food and serve it across the island literally as you finish making it.
It can also be a bar or a display for your parties.
With a touch of decoration flair, it can even be a stylish place for family and guests to dine as you show off your culinary expertise.
Depending on your budget and your kitchen size, there is a range of sizes and styles you can choose from.
Give your kitchen a strong accent
Black and white kitchens are becoming very popular in home styling and a waterfall kitchen island can add a powerful complement to this kind of motif. Imagine white cabinetry at the bottom with a flowing back countertop cascading over the ends to create the waterfall effect. Or the same countertop with glass shelving and cabinets beneath.
The waterfall kitchen island instantly sets the tone for your entire kitchen. It will look so good, you may want to jazz up your entire kitchen to complement and enhance the scheme. Countertops, cabinetry, cabinet and drawer handles that contrast, appliances in matching tones. Your waterfall kitchen island could be the starting point for creating the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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