Kitchen Island Design for Custom Homes

Kitchen Island Design for Custom Homes
By Rick Merlini
American Heartland Homes
Macomb, Michigan
Certified Professional Master Builder
2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder

The farm table provided a much-needed work surface in the kitchen 100 years ago. In today’s kitchens, islands perform the same function, as well as adding seating, storage and a personal design statement.

Here are a few Facts when it comes to Kitchen Island


  • The island currently is the single most popular design element in today’s kitchen. It offers endless design possibilities, with a wide range of choices in styles and materials.

  • Islands can help define the kitchen workspace in today’s open floor plans by separating the cook from the rest of the room.

  • Islands are used to help establish the traffic pattern by directing the traffic away from the work triangle.

  • The island should parallel the shape of the room and have plenty of clearance around all sides.

  • A variety of appliances and accessories can be built into an island: sink, microwave, dishwasher, trash compactor, cook top and a warming drawer, which is especially convenient to keep plates and food warm when the island is used for buffets.
  • Islands can have several levels, depending on function. Counters can be high or dining table height. A raised level above the eating level can hide kitchen mess from the rest of the room. A island table high severs as a better prep area Host Joan Kohn joins Cameron Snyder of Kitchen Concepts for design possibilities and trends for the kitchen island or severing area.

Remember, greatness in is the details. It is those small details that will make the difference. Most homes in Macomb Michigan will have those small details. So don’t forget them. Good luck with your search of that new home. I hope this article will help you.

If you have any other questions about buying homes, selling homes, building a new home or any new construction question here in or around Macomb Michigan, feel free email me at Thanks for visiting my blog.

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