Adding an island to your kitchen is a great way to add value to your home According to a survey done by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want a kitchen island and 50% consider it a must have. So here’s a few tips to make that kitchen island a major show stopper!

Switch it up- As a rule the color and countertop on your kitchen island does not have to match the rest of the kitchen. Have fun with it, give the cabinets a pop of color or find an out of this world countertop that will make a big splash and draw the eye.

Mix Materials- Stainless steel, reclaimed wood, glass and mirror are all great choices for a unique one of a kind kitchen island that can work with any style from traditional to ultra-modern.

Furniture Styling- Adding legs, decorative panels or even picture moulding can make your kitchen island look like something you picked up during travels abroad and placed lovingly in the hub of your home. It’s sure to be a conversation piece for years to come.

The most important thing to remember when designing your new island is have fun and throw the rule book out the window! Create an amazing focal point that makes you smile every time you work on it!