Poll: Dining room table, or a kitchen island?

Kitchen Island 145 78.4%
Island in 1Bdrms, Table for larger floorplans 23 12.4%
Movable island or make it optional 11 5.9%
Have space for dining table 6 3.2%
Total number of voters: 1 ( Matt Clark )
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TOPIC: Dining room table, or a kitchen island?

Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26483

My company is currently developing a new 40 story high rise in downtown Seattle (super excited!), and we've been having a debate over what residents would rather have: Space for a dining room table, or a kitchen island. My personal thoughts are that the kitchen island essentially makes the kitchen space bigger by increasing counter space, and you also can put a couple stools up to it and eat like a table. But now all the floor plans show dining room tables instead of islands and I feel like we're missing an opportunity here. I think kitchens really sell people on apartment homes, especially in vacants where there's not much else.
Perhaps my own personal thoughts are getting in the way of what renters want, so I thought I would ask all of you. What do you think renters would rather have? Room for a table or have a kitchen island? Depending on the results, maybe I can give them info to back up my argument, or finally lay my objections to bed!
  • Laura Gruits
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26485

Depends on your demographic, I just had someone turn down a unit because there wasn’t space for the dinning table
  • Lucin Colakoglu-Meyer
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26486

What are your demographics? A younger demographic probably has no use for the DR table. But if you are targeting downsizing baby boomers that is a different story
  • Colin R. Ferguson
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26487

Mostly younger Amazon employees 25-35
  • Laura Gruits
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26488

For that demographic, a kitchen island with room to seat 3 and storage, maybe a wine rack on one end, would be great.
  • Julie Still
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26489

I am a new construction mid rise in Houston Texas. I have a 2 bedroom that has a 14 foot Island and no dining room space. I've leased them all and what is blowing my mind is that almost all of my applicants had dining room tables. Several sold them and the few that didn't, rented a storage space from me.
  • Catherine Ann Terry
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26490

it sounds like you have a great grasp on who your target renter is. Have you considered running a targeted ad on FB/IG toward that audience? Using a poll or send them to a landing page that shows them the two options and allows them to vote? You could set up the conversions to fire on their vote click and send them to a thank you page featuring your new property. Allows you to get feedback you’re looking for from your target audience while also creating awareness about the project!
  • Michael Estep
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26491

I was regional over 3 luxury high rise buildings in Atlanta. Younger demographic. We had several floor plans and the first ones to lease were the ones with an island.
  • David Brock
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26492

I like dining tables because it seems so much more closeness when you have friends or family over for a meal....
  • Myra Defoe
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Dining room table, or a kitchen island? 4 days 15 hours ago #26493

I'm going with a dolly island. it's on casters ( or dolly wheels ) opens the space up nicely and you move it around. Islands are only nice when they have a drain or an outlet
  • Michael Andrew Graf Rasch
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