How Adding an Island Can Dramatically Improve Your Kitchen

If your kitchen needs to be updated, one simple solution is adding an island. A kitchen island can enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen. It can also increase your home’s resale value and serve as the focal point of your overall kitchen remodel.

The shape, size, look, and features of your home’s kitchen island can be customized to your needs. Continue reading to learn how your island can be used for cooking, food preparation, a dining area, and a storage space.

Cooking and Food Prep

A kitchen island can actually be a great place to cook. Installing a stovetop on the island opens up the rest of your kitchen counter space. It also gives you plenty of room to prepare your food. You can also add a kitchen sink to your island and make it a dedicated area for food preparation. Anyone from amateur cooks to professional chefs can benefit from a kitchen island.

Dining Area

In addition to being an area to cook or prepare food, a kitchen island can also serve as a dining area. Add some nice bar stools or high top chairs and you instantly have a breakfast nook or informal dining table. This is also a great option for those with a small or non-existent dining room.

Storage and Other Space Saving Ideas

Anything you can do with a traditional kitchen counter area can also be done with a kitchen island. That means there’s plenty of room for storage and you can have as many cabinets and drawers as you want. You can even install a dishwasher or wine refrigerator, and any other kitchen appliances you can think of.

Custom Kitchen Islands

Rochester Bath and Kitchen Remodeling can help design the perfect island for your kitchen. Islands come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be customized with the features mentioned above. There are also many countertop materials to choose from.

We are committed to customer satisfaction and will help address your family’s lifestyle and needs to choose the ideal kitchen for your home. Give us a call today at 585-484-9067 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.


Four of the Most Luxurious Bathrooms in the World

The bathroom is a place most people spend a good amount of time and likely start off their day. Living with an outdated restroom certainly won’t make this time very pleasant. Some resorts and businesses have gone all out, spending millions of dollars to make these rooms ultra-luxurious. Continue reading to check out four of the most luxurious bathrooms in the world.

Underwater Bathroom in Dubai

If you don’t mind spending more than $17,000 a night, you can enjoy the breathtaking views in the luxurious bathroom of the Poseidon Suite at the Atlantis, The Palm resort in Palm Jumeirah. The man-made island in Dubai is home to many expensive resorts, and this one features several underwater themed rooms. You can relax in the bathtub while watching fish, sharks, and manta rays swimming by. These particular rooms have been enjoyed by celebrities including Khloe Kardashian, who posted photos with her “sting bae” on Instagram.

Solid Gold Bathroom in Hong Kong

In Hang Fung Gold Technology’s showroom, you can find an incredibly opulent restroom which includes a solid gold toilet. This bathroom’s sink, tiles, and floors are also made of gold and you can even dispose of your trash in a receptacle made of gold. The toilet is said to actually work, although it’s only designed to be used in an extreme emergency. This restroom is worth millions of dollars and once set a Guinness world record for the most expensive bathroom in the world.

Trump Tower

Long before Donald Trump ever became president, he was making sure Trump Tower had the finest luxuries for its occupants. The restrooms were designed by Kenneth Bordewick and feature 24 karat gold overlays on the sink and shower handles. The bathroom’s alabaster walls are worth more than $2 million and were created in Portugal. These restrooms are said to be nicer than Mr. Trump’s own washroom.

Vanity Nightclub

The restrooms located inside the Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas were designed as a sanctuary to get away from the dance floor. While the men’s room features flat screen TVs and fake reptile skin walls, the real gem is the ladies’ room. This powder room cost $1 million to build and takes up 2000 square feet. It features six vanity stations with their own plush red settees for women to primp and relax. According to its designer Charles Doell of Mr. Important Designs, “Girls go in there and they don’t come out!”

Making the Most of Your Bathroom

Chances are the restroom in your home is nothing like these magnificent examples. Rochester Bath and Kitchen Remodeling can help design your custom bathroom remodel so you make the most of the precious time you spend in the room. We are the leading expert in tub-to-shower conversions and also specialize in bathroom countertops. Give us a call today at (585) 358-0442 to schedule your free in-home consultation.


Can a Smart Kitchen Help Me Lose Weight?

Kitchen Remodeling

As technology continues to evolve, the concept of a smart home is becoming increasingly common. Being able to control your home’s lighting or surround sound are just a couple of the things you can do with this new, connected technology. One room that may be overlooked during this revolutionary time is the kitchen. A smart kitchen can encourage you to make healthy eating choices and possibly help you lose weight in a variety of ways.

Smart Refrigerators

A smart refrigerator has the ability to know what items you have in your fridge. This information can link to an app on your smart device which allows you to know what you need, and already have, when you go to the grocery store. It can also help you keep track of what leftovers you have and how long they’ll be good for, and even provide recipes based on the ingredients you have.

Those are great applications, but imagine having a fridge that automatically locks after dinner to make sure you avoid those late night cravings. Until that technology becomes more available, check out some other smart kitchen devices that may help you win your weight loss battle.

Smart Kitchen Appliances

  • Smart cookware – These pots and pans have a built-in scale to weigh your portion sizes to make sure you follow your recipe to a T.

  • Smart plates – This technology uses a built-in scale and allows you to take a picture through your phone. It then calculates the amount of calories you’re about to eat.

  • Smart forks – If you don’t mind putting technology in your mouth, these forks alert you when you are eating too much or too fast.

Kitchen Remodeling in Rochester

In order to have a truly smart kitchen, you need to make sure your space is designed efficiently. Having your kitchen remodeled is the perfect time to install smart kitchen appliances to help you eat healthier and stay trim.

Rochester Bath and Kitchen Remodeling can help you choose your dream kitchen, including the layout and design of your kitchen as well as a variety of new kitchen countertops to select from. To get started on designing your custom kitchen, schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling (585) 358-0442.


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