A water station is best described as a fully outfitted kitchen island. The idea behind the these kitchen islands is to create a workspace for food preparation that not only incorporates sinks and faucets, but also food prep areas, such as cutting boards, into one multi-purpose kitchen addition. If you're looking for an innovative, efficient, and attractive kitchen island addition, these all-inclusive work stations are the way to go.
The Water Station vs. A Traditional Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands are nothing new for providing valuable food preparation space, and even convenient areas for stove ranges and ovens. Still, they have their downsides. They are rarely accessible to more than one person, they have limitations when it comes to food prep because of the lack of sinks and faucets, and they can be bulky and take up valuable kitchen space. Realizing this, several manufacturers have created a kitchen island work station, which you can install in your kitchen independently from the rest of your cabinetry, countertops, and appliances.
Water Station 101
This innovative kitchen addition is the water station. These ground-breaking kitchen additions strive to provide everything a standard kitchen island cannot. For starters, they are connected to your home's plumbing. That means most stations come with a complete sink, faucet, and garbage disposal setup so you don't have to jump from one area of your kitchen to another while preparing meals. In addition, they also incorporate food prep areas, complete with built-in cutting boards, so you can slice, dice, and do anything else you need to do to work your magic in one conveniently accessible area.
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The Water Station is more than just an Island
While all these features make these units far superior to a traditional kitchen island, they are also manufactured with community in mind. These units are constructed in a circular shape to allow multiple cooks to work in the kitchen at the same time. Where traditional islands often restrict space, these islands are built to open up access to food prep areas for communal cooking. It might sound trivial, but with today's busy schedules, being able to draft your guests into service when preparing a meal can make entertaining guests a community endeavor instead of a chore. Sure, it's a cutting edge kitchen addition, but it's also a way to bring back old kitchen traditions. The water station is actually a throwback to a time when cooking was a group effort, when cooking Thanksgiving dinner meant multiple cooks navigating a cramped kitchen, and when turning out a quality meal was a collaborative effort.
Talk to Professionals about Installation
Because these new work stations are such an innovation when it comes to kitchen additions, it's probably wise to talk to a contractor about installing one. Introducing one of these units into your home requires knowledge in kitchen design, plumbing, electrical work (if you include lighting), and general remodeling skills. Some homeowners can take on this project by themselves, but with so many variables at work, most would be wise to bring in a contractor to install these cutting edge work stations correctly. If you're interested in bringing convenience, community, and innovation into your kitchen, a water station might be exactly what you've been searching for.