North Central West Virginia
Storage is the number one consideration for homeowners in North Central West Virginia opting for an island in their new kitchens. Most homeowners include cabinets and/or drawers for storage; however, we also have seen an increase in open shelving as a storage option for islands.
The most common island shape in North Central West Virginia is square or rectangular, usually between six or seven feet long. Depending on the kitchen’s size and shape, islands can be L-shaped or U-shaped. For smaller kitchens, we often recommend a peninsula. Peninsulas are three-sided. The fourth side is attached to a wall.
Approximately 40% of homeowners in North Central West Virginia choose a color scheme to complement the main cabinets. According to a recent Houzz.com survey, the most popular colors are blue, gray, and white. Another technique to create a stunning visual is the choice of countertop materials and colors. Houzz found that the most popular colors for island countertops are white, medium wood tone, gray, or light or dark wood. Some homeowners in North Central West Virginia select different materials for their island countertop than tops placed on cabinets. Popular choices include butcher block, granite, quartz, and marble.
Lighting can make or break the look, feel, and functionality of a countertop. Pendants, recessed lights, chandeliers, and natural light can provide general illumination, task lighting for meal preparation and cooking, or highlight a particular focal point on the island.
What island size, shape, color, and functionality is perfect for your new kitchen? Give us a call at 304-291-6991 or make an appointment to visit our showroom either in person at 1214 Green Bag Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 either in person or virtually, and let us show you how your kitchen and island dreams can become a reality.