We all know, no matter what, everyone inevitably gathers in the kitchen – that’s because the kitchen is the heart of the home. Why not make the space more functional and spacious for you and those around you?
Kitchen islands can serve many purposes and increase the usability of your space. Best of all, they look great doing it!
Below are just a few of the many reasons to consider adding an island to make the heart of your home more comfortable. We hope these kitchen island ideas can spark inspiration in your next kitchen remodeling project.
1. Create a Casual Seating and Gathering Place
It’s nice to have company while you cook, but it can get crowded when people are lingering. The addition of barstools or raised chairs at your kitchen island creates a comfortable space for people to gather, talk, eat, and relax, while keeping them away for your workstation.
Tuck-a-way seating on the island is perfect to create an informal dining area, a homework station, or a place for people to relax and interact with you while you’re in the kitchen
2. Perfect for Additional Storage and Amenities
The addition of an island can add customizable storage space for extra appliances or dishes. More importantly, it can help you better organize your kitchen and keep your countertops clean and tidy.
It is also perfect for additional amenities you might have always wanted, but never had room for. These amenities can include a wine fridge, refrigerated beverage drawer, or warming drawer for food.
Adding custom storage drawers makes this kitchen island idea great for chefs to be more efficient and productive. It expands counter space to work on while providing storage opportunities.
3. Get Some Prep and Cooking Space
One of the most common reasons people choose to add an island is that it creates more surface space for them to cook and prep on. This can be highly valuable, especially if you have a smaller kitchen.
A generous kitchen island is ideal for entertaining (especially during the holidays) as it provides extra workspace for food prep, room to serve appetizers, and extra seating for guests.
Kitchen islands don’t just have to be for prep or eating. In this kitchen island idea, add a range hood over your stove and your island becomes the main hub of cooking and entertaining!