Looking to upgrade your kitchen? Here’s why you should consider installing a kitchen island.
Have you ever thought that your kitchen might be missing some essential element to make it everything you wish it could be? Chances are, the answer could be a kitchen island. These clever cabinets and counters can add loads of extra functionality and personality, to transform your kitchen from cramped and cluttered, to efficient and elegant.
The good news is that, no matter what size or type of kitchen you have, there’s a kitchen island design out there that will work for your needs. Even better news is that when you apply for an RCS Personal Loan, you can have the cash in your account within 24 hours – so you can start planning your new kitchen island right now.
Here are some great reasons to consider adding a kitchen island to your home:
- THE STORAGE YOU’VE BEEN SIGHING FOR
If storage space is an issue in your kitchen, look no further for the answer. Kitchen islands can house additional drawers, pull-out shelves and cupboards. Or, they can incorporate appliances like an under-counter fridge, microwave, or oven and hob. You can also accent the space above your island by adding suspended storage to hang your pan collection or display your favourite kitchenware.
- A PERFECT PREPPING PLATFORM
“I have too much counter space,” said no cook or chef, ever. Again, the kitchen island is your new best friend. And, the extra storage it provides means you can also move seldom-used appliances off your other counters and into your new cupboards to free up even more prep room.
- SOMEWHERE SOCIABLE TO SIT
The kitchen is usually the heart of the home, so it’s quite likely that you involuntarily find yourself entertaining guests while they stand in the kitchen and get in the way of your preparations. A kitchen island with informal seating space is the ideal solution, as it allows you easy access to your family and guests, and gives them somewhere central to relax. If your floor space allows, you can even create a kitchen island that serves as an extra dining area with a more relaxed feel than a formal dining room.
- KEEP THE KIDS CONNECTED
Got meals to prepare and kids’ homework to oversee at the same time? Kitchen islands are the perfect solution for modern multi-tasking parents. Kids can feel like they’re part of the action, and you can keep an eye on them without worrying about dinner burning. Add kids’ height cupboards or shelves for school supplies and snacks to make them feel like it’s their special space.
- THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
If you only need extra counter space sometimes and don’t want to sacrifice any floor space, the movable kitchen island is here to come to your rescue. When you want to cook a big meal, roll it out to access the extra work surface. Then, when you’re done, simply tuck it away again. Movable kitchen islands are ideal for smaller kitchens.
- A SOUND INVESTMENT
Most homebuyers love the look and practicality of kitchen islands, and many of them actually consider them essential. A beautiful kitchen island will also become the focal point of the room. So, it’s clear that adding the right kitchen island to your home will almost certainly increase its value.
KIT YOUR HOME OUT WITH A KITCHEN ISLAND
Convinced your kitchen is just waiting for an island to transform it? Apply for an RCS Personal Loan now, and you could be granted a cash loan of up to R250 000. Then there’ll be nothing standing between you and a classy kitchen update!