5 Kitchen Island Design Ideas

5 Kitchen Island Design Ideas

The kitchen island is the center focal point of the room and the place where your family and friends always gather. Here are 5 kitchen island design ideas to add functionality, design, and beauty to your home. All surfaces were fabricated and installed by Surface One. Ready for an update? Make an Appointment with Surface One Today!

Mixed Countertop Materials

Your kitchen island countertop does not have to be the same as the rest of the home. One design idea to give individuality to the kitchen island is to mix countertop material on the island. You can choose 2 complementary colors of the same material or create an intricate design with 2 contrasting materials. The choices are endless. In the image below, Surface One combined Absolute Black Granite and Vetrazzo Recycled Glass to create a dramatic focal point.

 

Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Different Cabinet Colors and Materials

Who says everything in the kitchen has to look the same? Kitchen islands are becoming a focal point by changing the countertop surface, cabinet color and/or cabinet style. Homeowners are opting to use a simple Granite or Quartz on the kitchen countertops with a vibrant contrasting stone on the kitchen island. Mixing and matching cabinet styles and colors add originality to the design. The possibilities are endless.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Under Counter Appliances

In keeping with universal design principles, the kitchen island is a great place to install under counter appliances. The microwave is one of the most popular appliances to be housed in the island—keeping it in reach of all family member, short and tall. Some new microwave models are built like a drawer than can be loaded from the top for easier use.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Single Level Islands

Single level islands can still be used for seating while opening up the kitchen to the rest of the home. They provide more workspace for cooking and more serving space for entertaining. This design idea joins the kitchen with the adjacent living space to create an open, airy feeling. 

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Waterfall Edges

Waterfall edge countertops continue the countertop material from the top of the island to the floor. The stone encapsulates the island and provides the perfect frame for a contrasting cabinet color or design. Waterfall Edges also known as waterfall panels are an excellent way to add style to the focal point of your kitchen.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Surface One custom fabricates and installs beautiful and unique surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Located in Pelham, AL, Surface One has been in business since 1999. We are a leading source for custom fabricated countertops. Surface One fabricates natural stone, quartz, solid surface and specialty surfaces for residential and commercial clients. The Surface One design team can accommodate the design and budget requirements of any project. The talented designers offer styles, colors, materials and pricing options including rare surfaces for high impact design and renewable surfaces to meet Green Building and LEED standards.

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

If you are looking for inspiration or your kitchen needs a little TLC, here are 5 kitchen design ideas that can easily be adapted to your home. All surfaces were fabricated and installed by Surface One. Ready for an update? Make an Appointment with Surface One Today!

Marble

Marble is a timeless material that is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, especially for use in the kitchen. Today we are seeing marble being used on a much grander scale—on countertops, as wall covering and as unique backsplash designs. The custom cut marble becomes a focal point for the room and sets the tone for the design.

Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Removing Upper Cabinets

More and more homeowners are choosing to do away with upper cabinets in the kitchen to accommodate windows or open shelving. This design trend opens up the room and creates a background to display dishes, artwork, and creative backsplash designs.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Ceiling Height Backsplashes

Marble is the natural stone of choice that is trending to the top of the ceiling. Dramatic grey and white veining of marble slabs such as Montclair Danby and Alabama White are being featured on the countertops and the walls of high-end kitchen designs. As a full slab or custom cut design, this trend will completely change the look of your kitchen.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

White Cabinets

White kitchen cabinets add brightness and light to any kitchen. This design trend provides a neutral background that can be complemented with neutral countertops and flooring or contrasted with colorful design choices. White cabinets will continue to be a mainstay in kitchen design trends.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops

Dark Countertops

Classic white cabinets are often paired with dark countertops to create a high contrast design. Absolute Black Granite—polished or honed—has historically been the natural stone of choice for dark countertops. Soapstone has recently begun to rise in popularity due to its soft feel and subtle veining. Soapstone is naturally resistant to bacteria making it an excellent choice for the kitchen.

 Montclair Danby Marble Kitchen Countertops
Surface One custom fabricates and installs beautiful and unique surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Located in Pelham, AL, Surface One has been in business since 1999. We are a leading source for custom fabricated countertops. Surface One fabricates natural stone, quartz, solid surface and specialty surfaces for residential and commercial clients. The Surface One design team can accommodate the design and budget requirements of any project. The talented designers offer styles, colors, materials and pricing options including rare surfaces for high impact design and renewable surfaces to meet Green Building and LEED standards.

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