Sink in Kitchen Island - What Does that Add to the Price?
IÃ¢ÂÂm interested in feedback as to what putting a sink and dishwasher in a kitchen island weÃ¢ÂÂre adding, adds to the price of the kitchen job for an old New York City (Brooklyn) brownstone. Complicating things is that we have nice hardwood floors and a nice tin ceiling in that room that we prefer to keep (the tin ceiling is higher priority, we could replace the floor if we had to). We just added a header over the future kitchen island after taking out the wall between two rooms to make room for the island, and weÃ¢ÂÂll need a column/post (and might have two posts for symmetry, book-ending the island). Can we keep the floor and/or tin ceiling if we add the sink in the island? I personally prefer an island with no appliances but the appliance/cabinet wall is 10 feet long if we leave an airshaft and fitting everything along 10Ã¢ÂÂ will be a challenge; so having the island contain one appliance would give us a better triangle and breathing room.
So for us itÃ¢ÂÂs a question of, do we cut into the air shaft and dumbwaiter for more space, or put an appliance into the island Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½" and which one is a better value for the extra money. If we HAD to do neither, itÃ¢ÂÂll be one of the more crowded 10-foot-long kitchens running along one wall, with a nice sized island opposite the workhorse wall (basically no countertop other than on the island)Ã¢ÂÂ¦