If you asked a group of people where they think the hub of the house is located. The answer would most probably be the kitchen. It is the hub of the home and a great deal happens right in that space. Everybody loves to hang out and chat in the kitchen, it’s the magnet that attracts friends and family and the location in your home where all the action is.
If you are renovating your kitchen, I would highly recommend adding an island to the design. Most everyone could use the extra prep space, and who wouldn’t love the storage that pot & pan drawers provide. If you have an electrician performing part of your reno have him/her install a couple of receptacles into the island, it’s inexpensive but very useful and much safer than running extension cords. Top that off with receptacles that also include USB chargers for your devices.
Also, turn your new island into an eating and breakfast bar by extending the countertop at least 12” past the cabinetry. This will create easy access seating so family members can help prepare dinner, have a quick meal, or perhaps finish their homework. It’s also a great place for that laptop to work from home or for quick access to that special recipe you have saved.
A kitchen island is a hot commodity and may very well help you sell your home in the future. But don’t worry about that, do it for yourself and for what it will add in fun and functionality.