The Modern-Day Kitchen Island: the Centerpiece of the Kitchen

You’ve found the perfect home or condo in Denver or the surrounding area, and your realtor tells you that it has an open kitchen with a kitchen island, what do you think? Do you picture an extra countertop in the kitchen, or something more? The modern-day kitchen island has evolved into something much more than just an extra countertop in the kitchen to provide additional space for food preparation or entertaining. Here’s why these modern-day kitchen islands are so popular and what this means for your custom kitchens Colorado.

Kitchen islands have been a staple in kitchens for years. Originally they were used as a place to do quick food prep, but they have evolved into being much more than that. Today, kitchen islands are often the centerpiece of a kitchen and can be used as a quick spot to put your coffee while you’re getting ready in the morning or as an evening buffet for dinner parties.

The Three Types of Islands

Kitchen islands have been a staple in kitchens for years.

There are three main types of islands:

  1. A traditional, large kitchen island that takes up space in the middle of your kitchen. This island often has ample counter space and storage underneath. 
  2. A long, narrow island with one or two stools next to it for quick breakfasts or lazy lunches at home. It’s perfect if you have limited space in your kitchen but want some additional workspace. 
  3. A shorter than most kitchen islands, but features a stovetop on one side with seating on the other. It’s perfect for small kitchens where you need an extra surface but don’t want to take up too much precious room.

Designing a Kitchen Island

A kitchen island can be the centerpiece of any kitchen, whether it is a traditional or modern one. It creates a focal point for many activities and can be used as a surface to prepare food or serve food. No matter what size or shape your kitchen island is, there are always ways to make it your own and use it in an inventive way.

Kitchen islands are a growing trend for modern kitchens. Whether you’re looking for an island that will work in your traditional kitchen or you want something more contemporary, there is sure to be one out there to fit your needs. If you’re someone who loves spending time in the kitchen, then it’s important to invest in quality appliances and utensils. And make sure you have enough storage room under your island. You may also want to consider adding a dishwasher and extra cabinets.

Check out our gallery or come into our showroom for inspirational ideas for the kitchen of your dreams!

Kitchen Disinfection Tips: How to Clean and Disinfect Wooden Cabinets Safely

Getting your kitchen clean and disinfected isn’t as hard as it may seem – all you really need to do is follow a few easy steps. And with these kitchen cleaning tips, you’ll be able to clean and disinfect your wooden cabinets safely, without any damage to them! Follow these simple instructions and get ready to enjoy a sparklingly clean kitchen in no time!

Steps to Disinfect and Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are made of wood and so there are different ways that they need to be cleaned. It is important to follow these steps to keep your cabinets looking good as new!

Wash With Warm Soapy Water

Kitchen cleaning tip to keep your kitchen nice & neat.

First, wipe down all surfaces with a damp sponge or cloth. 

Use Vinegar

Wooden cabinets are susceptible to damage from bleach and ammonia, so don’t use these chemicals when cleaning. Instead, try a natural option like vinegar. One way is to mix water and vinegar in equal parts in a spray bottle. You can use this on the kitchen  cabinet doors, shelves and drawers. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with a clean cloth. If there are any stubborn stains or odors, add some lemon juice or baking soda as well.

Dry it Well

Wooden cabinets are a natural material, so they’re not immune to mold and bacteria. After you have sprayed your cabinets, make sure to dry the cabinets thoroughly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.

Ventilate Your Kitchen

Ventilate the room after spraying by opening windows. You will want to open windows, turn on fans or switch on an exhaust fan until all traces of vinegar smell have dissipated (typically around 20-30 minutes). 

Need more kitchen disinfection tips or are you in need of a complete kitchen renovation? Get in touch with us today at The Kitchen Showcase or come into our showroom for inspiration!