Regardless of your home’s style, an island is a staple in most of today’s kitchen designs. In addition to how they elevate a design, a kitchen island serves many functions, from storage to entertaining.
On today’s blog we are going to share with you four ways a kitchen island can improve your kitchen design – and hopefully inspire you with photos of our projects that feature beautifully designed kitchen islands.
Regardless of the size of your kitchen, it’s often difficult to find counter space when you need it. Sometimes there are so many small kitchen appliances and storage containers parked along the back of the counter that there isn’t much space remaining for food prep. This is one of the big advantages of a kitchen island, as it gives you more space to spread out and comfortably prepare your meals.
Kitchen islands not only provide more countertop space, but also come with more cabinets, meaning more storage! Utilize under-island cabinets for things you need to access frequently or use the additional space for accessories such as garbage/recycling centers or pull-out drawers for pots and pans. The amazing thing about kitchen islands is that they can be customized to fit your specific needs.
Not only can you prep and serve food on your kitchen island, but you can host a social gathering at it, too! A kitchen island is the perfect spot for friends and family to gather casually, or with optional seating, the island becomes a convenient place to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or grab a quick meal.
A kitchen island gives you the opportunity to add a stylish flair to your kitchen. Your island does not have to match existing cabinetry. Choose a contrasting color, a striking countertop, fabulous pendants, and unique bar stools to make your island the new focal point of your kitchen.
Have questions about designing the right kitchen island for your space? Learn more about our kitchen design services or schedule an appointment with a kitchen and bath designer to get started on your kitchen island or kitchen design today.