Custom Concrete Kitchen Islands
Concrete Designs not only consults and designs, but we also build custom kitchen islands. We are here to help you with the various factors to consider while customizing your kitchen island, as well. First of all, we’ll help you consider the most appropriate shape and color scheme for you and your family’s needs.
Next, we’ll ask you about functionality. For example, do you want to include a dining area with bar stools or high-backed chairs for one section of the island, or would you prefer to focus the majority of the space around cooking and food preparation? Do you want room for storage and organization of wine bottles, cookware, and dishware through the inclusion of wine racks, spice cupboards, and pullout shelves? You may also want functional cooking components like butcher blocks, sinks, and popup mixing stations.
Lastly, there's always the option of customizing your concrete kitchen island to include unique accents like sand, stones, patterns, or textures.
Concrete Designs: Kitchen Island Customization Options
Concrete Designs wants the customization of your kitchen island to go as smoothly as possible, so we help you with the selection of shapes, colors, functionality, highlighted features, and custom additions. We want to ensure that your concrete kitchen island is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Read on to find out more about various customization possibilities.
I.) Shapes & Colors
Although many people opt for the functional block-style rectangular center island shape, it's entirely possible to get creative and try an L-shaped island, a longer design, or even a circular centerpiece for your custom kitchen island. Check out this example of Concrete Designs’ work with its unique use of lighting and dining furniture for further inspiration:
There are also a number of different colors and finishes you might utilize to complement the existing color scheme in your kitchen. We recommend a sealed finish, regardless of the color, just to ensure ease of daily cleaning and sanitation. And if you want to maximize a feeling of spaciousness, go for a pale color like ivory or light grey.
II.) Functionality & Highlights
Is the kitchen a central gathering place for your family, when you're all at home? If so, you might consider adding a casual dining area centered around your custom kitchen island, such as an area at one end of the island that includes bar stools and lighting fixtures that drop down from the ceiling and hang just above the island.
However, if you're more interested in making your kitchen island into a cooking-centered area, consider a centerpiece with small pots of cooking herbs like thyme, basil, coriander, and marjoram, to help accent your cooking with fresh flavors straight from the garden. Some people also like to hang special copper or iron cookware from above, to demonstrate both functionality and unique family heirloom pieces that are still used in the kitchen on a regular basis.
Check out this simple yet functional design by Concrete Designs, featuring a darker-toned sink area and plenty of room for either casual dining or food preparation with a separate but connected dapple-gray countertop addition, as well:
III.) Custom Additions
Are you hoping to make your kitchen island stand out when guests visit? We can help you with the addition of a little glitz and glam by adding gold or silver highlights to the color, beneath the final lacquered finish. Or you may want to add visual interest by including a pattern or texture to the top slab of your concrete kitchen island countertop.
Some people find special stones or other unique keepsakes that they wish to incorporate into their custom kitchen islands, somehow. It's entirely possible to integrate unique items for texture and visual appeal, regardless of what they are. Regardless of your preferences, we can help you find the perfect finishing touches for your concrete kitchen island custom build.
Talk to us about making your custom built kitchen island unique. It's sure to be aesthetically pleasing and timeless, with concrete as the base. We'll make the effort to create a special area that is both functional and visually appealing for the whole family.