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These days, more and more homeowners are embracing their kitchens as a center for socializing, rather than a "backstage" area for food preparation. With this in mind, there is really no better way to quickly and creatively convert your kitchen into a social room than by having a kitchen island installed.

A kitchen island essentially serves the same purpose as a kitchen counter top, providing a surface on which to prepare and organize a meal. Islands can also include a sink, various kitchen appliances, and even a stove top. The difference is, when you're working at a kitchen island, there is space to move around the counter top, 360 degrees. This not only makes it easier to balance multiple tasks at once, but it allows you to face in the direction of the people you're talking to as you work, rather than having to turn your head away from the wall and over your shoulder. It seems a like a small change, but it makes a world of difference in the atmosphere of your kitchen, and it's why kitchen islands have become an extremely popular aspect of many modern kitchen remodeling projects.

Like so many aspects of kitchen remodeling, kitchen islands can be constructed in countless shapes, sizes, colors, and out of numerous materials. Again, you should always remember your key goal of creating a convenient, efficient work area that also blends stylistically with your other kitchen designs, such as the cabinets, counters, and flooring. Your kitchen contractor can help you choose a suitable island for your kitchen remodel, or even help design a custom model.

Kitchen islands can double as storage areas, bars, dining areas, and much more, so be creative, and make your island a place where you wouldn't mind being stranded!

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