As you plan a kitchen renovation, you’re likely gathering ideas from websites, home renovation shows or home magazines. Seeing what’s trending can help inspire you and sometimes guide you to design ideas you love.

Islands have become a focal point of the kitchen, and we are seeing this trend remain for the foreseeable future, especially these three trends:

1.  Beautiful Islands

Islands aren’t just functional anymore, they are often a focal point of a kitchen’s décor, reflecting homeowners’ taste and style. One way this is happening is by differentiating the island from the rest of the surfaces and cabinets – particularly by using a different color for the island cabinets. Adding interesting lighting and accents adds to the personalization. Making the kitchen reflect your style and taste is the key to a one-of-a-kind look.

2. Double Islands

If you have the space, double islands is an ongoing trend. One island typically incorporates a sink or stovetop while the other provides space for seating and entertaining. This allows you to work in the kitchen and serve at the same time. And, there’s plenty of space for baking and prep work for those who love to cook and to entertain.

3. Waterfall Island

Waterfall countertops give a gorgeous contemporary look, with a flat top that seamlessly continues to the floor. The sleek look of a waterfall island is a showstopper. There are many stone options for a waterfall island, so we encourage you to explore natural stones, quartz and porcelain to create a stunning effect that can meet your design goals and work within your budget.

As you plan your kitchen, view our Imagine gallery to spark your imagination. Then we invite you to visit one of our showrooms in Haverhill, MA or West Bridgewater, MA to see the many beautiful natural stones, like granite, marble, quartzite, or soapstone, The BGE Quartz Collection and our selection of Laminam porcelain. There are colors and designs to suit every style and budget and seeing them in person is the best way to help you narrow your choices and envision your new kitchen.

We look forward to seeing you soon!