Sure! I would be happy to take you to an island.
No, not a sunny, beachy one but the one that could be in your kitchen. The great majority of our clients plan on an island in their new kitchen.. The "peninsula" or "snack bar (yes, old school ) has given way to the newest must- have, the kitchen island.
The economy in the 1990s was very good . When times are good people spend more money, they build new, larger homes, with larger kitchens, large enough to have an island.
The explosive popularity of the Food Network certainly contributed to "kitchen envy". Viewers not only watched to see what was cooking.. but also to see the backdrop of a beautiful kitchen. The island was needed to be able to show the cooking process . The 4th wall is the camera lens, the island was a necessity to show the host, techniques and TA DA the presentation of the finished product.
Kitchens islands are beautiful and so functional.
It is your work surface for cooking or sewing.
It's the buffet for your next party.
Your kids play or paint area.
The family kitchen / dining table.
The private bar for cocktail time / wine/ book club.
The kitchen island is a trend that is here to stay !