If you are one of those people who actually cook every night, I think you will understand my feelings… You HAVE to have an island – or at least a spot with enough counter space to cut, sort and roll your daily meals. I always knew this, but when I got married and had an extra large kitchen of my own, I figured the small island husband already had purchased would be enough – not quite! The thing is, I recognized this, but never really realized the need for a large island until my wedding present arrived. My dear dad is a wonderful craftsman and woodworker and as an amazingly generous wedding gift, my parents built us a customized island.
If you’ve ever researched islands, then you know that they typically run well above $400 (that’s from IKEA!) and customized versions are usually anywhere between $5,000 and $15,000. Not an option for most of us. However, the room and counter space is priceless for those chef’s out there. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to make multiple dishes at once without crowding everything in the corner. Plus, when we entertain, we have an instant buffet or hors d’oeuvres display. Of course, the real beauty of a customized island is that you can choose your wood, color and surface. We went with granite and love it. For storage we filled the planks with wicker baskets and it it looks amazing. This island truly completes our kitchen!
If you are interested in pricing or have questions about ordering your own island, please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org