Because we specialize in building high end kitchens in MA, we pay a lot of attention to emerging design trends that make sense for busy families and frequent entertainers. Case in point: the two island kitchen.
What is the 2 Island Kitchen?
Ideal for homes with a relatively large open floorplan, the 2 Island Kitchen includes two islands, which may or may not look alike. Most frequently, the 2 Islands do bear a strong visual resemblance to each other, while incorporating different functionality. For example, one island might contain sinks, refrigerated drawers, and other elements for meal prep while the other is optimized for dining. Having the island split into two distinct units makes it easier to get around in the kitchen – you can walk through, instead of needing to walk all the way around, the island.
One of the advantages of the 2 Island Kitchen is it allows you to enjoy a lot more usable counter space. One trend we’ve been seeing in the Newton and surrounding areas is the desire for the entire family to be able to participate in meal prep and cleanup. The family that cooks and eats together tends to be strong and happy – the sort of outcome everyone wants.
Some homeowners are choosing to use their 2 Island kitchen to make a strong aesthetic statement. High end looks include incorporating curved elements into at least one of the islands, as well as using bold colors and wonderfully tactile surfaces. One of the advantages of working with a professional kitchen designer who is associated with a design build contractor is it becomes possible to achieve these more bespoke, high end features without spending a ludicrous amount of money.
Starting the Kitchen Renovation Process
While we’re still booking in 2024, that will soon change to scheduling for early 2025. It’s never too early to get your project started. You don’t need to have your entire plan figured out in advance. We’ll walk you through the entire renovation project to ensure you get exactly what you want from your new kitchen.