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Give Your Home a Refresh: New Carpet Installation or a Kitchen Island

Once your carpet installation is scheduled, it just might be time to turn your attention to the kitchen island you’ve always wanted. Tiny or expansive, kitchens of all sizes can benefit from the additional workspace an island provides. Since an island will be the main focal point in your kitchen, be sure you consider the best size, style, and your lifestyle before construction begins. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Measure your space and be sure that you have enough walking area around the island—a minimum of 36 inches wide. Although U- or L-shaped kitchen layouts are best suited to accommodate an island, a little customization can make an island work in just about any space. For those with the smallest kitchens, a fold-up island that can be tucked away when it’s no longer actively needed may be the best bet.

If you’re the crafty type, there are several ideas for made-from-scratch islands that will ensure your design is unlike any other. With bases made from bookshelves to desks and counters from salvaged bowling lanes or topped with pennies, let your imagination take over. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

Is your dream island one with a prep sink or cooktop? Maybe you just want some extra dining space. It’s important to determine the main uses for your island and build that into your plan.

Budget and Materials
The materials you use and the complexity of the design have budget implications. Are you looking at granite or Silestone? Top-of the-line or repurposed fixtures? Or maybe you need to hire a professional contractor to bring that island you eyed in Better Homes & Gardens alive. Take note of your wish list and make adjustments as your budget demands.

How to Use This Information
Adding a kitchen island doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, but since the kitchen is the heart of most homes, it’s a good idea to be diligent in your planning so you get the kitchen island of your dreams. At Sloane’s Carpet Secret, our goal is to make carpet installation a smooth experience for you. Our installations are even backed by a lifetime warranty. What could be easier? We look forward to talking with you at 303-300-9555 or contact us online.  

Have you added an island to your kitchen? What would you tell others about your experience?