Tips From a Professional Kitchen Remodeler: Islands for Small Kitchens

Always loved a kitchen island but your kitchen is too small to house one? The best kitchen remodeler ideas include modernising floors, cabinetry, appliances and counter tops. This kind of home renovation will increase a property’s value since buyers are looking for updated kitchens and bathrooms.
The main thing to remember when planning a kitchen remodel is to understand what results will be okay for a DIY approach and which ones need a professional to finish.
In the early planning stage, ideas need to be considered first before making any final selections. All ideas need to relate to a kitchen’s functionality. One concept is the space between appliances.
A functioning kitchen should have minimal walking distance between each appliance and the sink. This time saving method is the reason why kitchen islands are so popular.

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  • Angie Angie on Mar 28, 2017
    Anyone know of rules regarding island placement? Have had it this way and parallel with sink. If parallel with sink.. Sitting at island means your back is to those at kitchen table.

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  • Fru-gal Lisa Fru-gal Lisa on Mar 01, 2017
    How about an easy DIY kitchen island for a small galley kitchen? I'm on a very tight budget! Granite countertops are NOT in my future!

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    • Fru-gal Lisa Fru-gal Lisa on May 24, 2017
      I probably don't have 42 inches from the edge of one built in counter to the one across from it. My floor space is nearly nonexistent

  • Sharon Roscher Sharon Roscher on Mar 28, 2017
    We have a relatively small kitchen but I use every square inch of it, including all the walls and ceiling. The house was built in 1932 and has really narrow counter tops, no dishwasher & a stove that I'm sure came with the house when it was built (that didn't work). We had custom granite counters installed along with a heavy duty stainless steel sick (no "pinging" noise). Removed all the linoleum and installed 18" square tile flooring, and painted everything but the cupboards (they're our next project).

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