Why a Custom Kitchen Island? | Wood Slabs Rochester | Timberkrete
The kitchen in many homes really is where it all happens. Cooking, eating, gathering, you name it. What takes a kitchen from run of the mill to spectacular: a custom kitchen island. And what better than utilizing wood slabs to create an amazing one of a kind island top. The island is the heart of the kitchen without question. We have done some incredible custom kitchen island tops for our Rochester, NY clients. From solid wood slab pieces, to a more classic look, we can create virtually any sort of island top that you can imagine.
The benefits of going with a wood kitchen island truly are incredible. We thought we’d break down a few of them here, to give you an idea of what you can expect from having a custom kitchen island done.
The Custom Kitchen Island Top: Why Wood Makes the Best Top
Sure, we’re probably a bit biased here, but we do believe that wood slabs make for beautiful and exquisite looking pieces. And when you’re talking a custom kitchen island—wood really will make it the star of the show, so to speak.
- There are so many different species of wood. When it comes to which kind to choose for your Rochester area home, the sky’s the limit. We have access to virtually any species you desire. Maple makes for an excellent wood slab island. Walnut is also quite popular given the projects we’ve done. Color and the grain of the wood slab being used will come into play as far as what best fits your home’s aesthetic.
- Wood warms up just about any space. Certainly, there is a place for granite and quartz for example in this niche, but there’s something about integrating solid wood that immediately adds richness and warmth to any room. And with the kitchen island especially, as it is centrally located within the space, a wood slab top embodies that homey, comforting feel.
- Wood is more forgiving than some other materials. Think about it, if for instance your Corian style counter scratches or mars in some way, it can be difficult to make it look perfect again. Whereas using a wood slab as your island top you can always sand it out. Additionally, depending on the style chosen, the wood lends itself to a distressed look anyway.
Wood Slabs For Your Rochester Kitchen: Affordable and Stunning
Some are apt to dismiss a solid wood countertop as too expensive. You might be surprised though at how affordable such an island top really is. We look forward to hearing your vision for your new custom kitchen island. That’s the other thing…no two projects that we complete are ever alike, because no two wood slabs are alike. Call today to get your free estimate for whatever wood/wood slab project you might have in mind.