Advantages of a Kitchen Island

by Scotty Ledford, P.A. 06/20/2019

If you want to add create functionality in your kitchen, a kitchen island is a great way to go. Kitchen Islands have many benefits that make your kitchen easier to cook in and to entertain. No matter the type of kitchen island that you decide to have, you will see a new lease on life when it is up. If you are still considering whether to get a kitchen island or not, here are some of the advantages

Extra space for amenities

An island is a great place to put more kitchen amenities like a wine unit, drawers, and organizers. Islands also come with electrical outlets that will help you use small appliances better away from your main kitchen area.

Extra storage

You can have extra cabinets and drawers in the island to keep small appliances and kitchen utensils. Plates, blenders, and even wine bottles can find a storage space in a kitchen island. You can also store things under a kitchen island and keep them from interfering with the main kitchen area.

Family entertainment area

Hanging out in the kitchen to cook, entertain or merely do homework is fun around a kitchen island. It provides extra space for the family to have a great time. If you are also entertaining guests, it is a nice place to have a conversation and a nice bottle of wine with friends.

Increased seating

Get more people involved in the kitchen activities by including a kitchen island to your home. Whether they are grabbing a bite, watching someone cook or helping out, kitchen islands make the kitchen more social and accommodating. It is especially great for kids to do their homework or have their meals away from the main living area and close enough for their parents to keep an eye on them.

Higher home value

A kitchen island, especially with a marble or granite countertop, is a nice feature to highlight in a home listing. A lot of people see that and are happy not to have to do that again. It is a great feature that can make your home more valuable whenever you want to sell it. Islands are one of the most requested home improvement features for kitchens today.

Speak to a home improvement contractor today to know what kitchen island options are possible for your home.

About the Author
Author

Scotty Ledford, P.A.

Originally from Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Area, Scotty graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1980. Upon earning an Associated Degree in Business from Prince George's College in 1982 he secured a manager position at Homes & Land Magazine of Southern Maryland.

In 1986, Scotty opened his own franchise; Home & Land Magazine of Prince George's County and later became the managing partner of the Southern Maryland Publication. For twenty-three years Scotty always placed in the "Top 20 Publisher's Club" in an arena of over 300 publishers/owner. He also won the coveted "Publisher of the Year Award" in 1991.

After purchasing a condo on the West Coast of Florida in 2001, Scotty hired a property manager and put it in the monthly rental program. If the condo didn't rent on a given month, he would come down from Maryland and stay at the condo for a couple of weeks at a time. Well, it didn't take long for Scotty to dislike having to go home at the end of his stay. It was apparent that Florida was going to become his new full time home and he moved to Sarasota in January of 2003.

Having always been in the real estate industry, Scotty obtained his Florida Real Estate License in 2004. Shortly after that, he sold his Homes & Land franchises in Maryland. Scotty held his license with a couple of large national brokers initially but decided that a local firm was a wiser idea. Recently Scotty became affiliated with Fine Properties saying "No other broker can give me the tools needed to succeed in representing my clients and their interests better than Fine Properties."

As a residential agent representing both sellers and buyers in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Scotty has the experience, resources and marketing background to help anyone realize their real estate goals in the Sarasota-Manatee County market.