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  • 12/22/2020 11:05 AM

Creating the perfect kitchen island

If you are picturing your dream kitchen, most of the time it will include a beautiful and functional island space. A kitchen island is so useful because it increases the amount of space that you have to chop, prepare and cook your meals. It also can add some casual seating space. 

Creating the perfect island for your space can sometimes be a bit difficult. You need to consider things like how it will fit in the space you have, how much seating you will actually need, what type of natural stone countertop you want  and how you can incorporate storage to improve efficiency and organization. If you are starting your kitchen renovation project, here is what you need to consider as you get going. 

How will it fit

In order to ultimately determine the size of your island, you want to figure out how it's going to fit into your overall kitchen layout. You want to be sure that the space is designed cohesively so that it all fits and works together efficiently. This means that you want the room to have a nice flow from one part to the other. 

When you are cooking or preparing meals, you want to be able to get to all your appliances and countertops. You don’t want to worry about having to go around counters or not being able to get to a certain appliance because a drawer is open. 

Another rule for kitchen islands is to create a work triangle. This is a triangle between your sink, refrigerator and stove. This is ideal because those are your three most used used items within your kitchen. Creating this flow is critical to ensuring the success of your kitchen island. 


Most of the time, people who add a beautiful granite island countertop to their kitchen space are looking for more working room, but oftentimes they’re also looking for some seating. If this is the case, that means you have some additional factors to consider. Consider how much seating space is actually necessary for your family and see what is available with your island. The amount of seating you need will also help determine the size. 

You will also want to decide what height you want the counter to be. Consider what types of stools or chairs you will want and what height would be the most comfortable for you and your family. Once you know how much seating you need and a height in mind, make sure to consider the width  to ensure that you have enough room for your legs underneath the countertop. 


Adding in a granite island countertop is a great way to upgrade your kitchen storage. By adding in some cabinetry, you are able to increase your storage for small appliances and other things you need in the kitchen, but want out of sight. You are likely adding your island to help your kitchen be more functional, and this is a great way to build on that and add some organization! 

If you are considering adding in a beautiful, granite island countertop into your kitchen, GMS Werks should be your first call! We have years of experience and handle each project with precision to ensure perfect results! We have an entire warehouse full of natural stone options to perfectly fit your space. Give us a call today and let’s get started!

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