The owners of small Singapore HDB flats should probably forget the kitchen island altogether.
While a kitchen island is featured as an essential in all interior design magazines, it’s not the best choice for a small space. Regardless of how streamlined the design is, the island is still going to be one of the bulkiest things in the kitchen. It could take away from the space needed for appliances and storage, which isn’t a good thing from a practical point of view.
Depending on how elaborate they are, kitchen islands can reach a cost of 10,000 dollars or even more. How often will you be hosting dinner parties that require guests sitting on tall barstools by the island while you make cocktails? How long will the novelty remain exciting?
A kitchen island with built-in storage space may be a good choice for your kitchen. Building one from scratch, however, depends on the size of the kitchen, the number of people who will be occupying the apartment and your food preparation needs. If you cook for many people and you have a small kitchen, you will need the space that the island will require for proper establishment.
When doing a home remodelling project, keep two primary factors in mind – functional and timeless.
Fads and trends could make your property beautiful right now but they’ll add very little to its value and practical appeal in the long run.
Before finalising your home renovation decision, talk to an interior design company with a good residential interior design portfolio.
Home Guide’s team can assess your concept and offer improvements that will take the idea to the next level.
Through our practice, we’ve learned it’s possible to produce something upscale and fancy without breaking the bank. Smart decisions and a focus on a few prominent pieces will elevate the overall design and make it look expensive.
Contact Home Guide if you’re about to get started with home renovation. We will guide you through the essential steps, help you get the outcome you want and save you some money along the way.