30+ Brilliant kitchen island ideas that make a statement
A kitchen island adds style and efficiency, not only does it increase your counter and storage space, it also gives you a prep station, and extra space for seating — and there is so much more! We have put together a collection of versatile kitchens to suit every need, whether you love to bake, cook or need an island to help with storage solutions. If you do bake, you may want to consider your island to have pull-out drawers to keep your supplies and a countertop that will make rolling cookie dough a snap! If you are needing functional storage, the whole backside of your island can contain deep drawers with shelving units that slide out so you can see everything that is in them. An island can have an additional sink for washing vegetables, or it can be your main sink, with a dishwasher located next to it. On the other side could be a pull out trash, with two bins to sort your regular trash and recyclables. You could have a mini-fridge installed into your island for beverages, a wine chiller, or even cold drawers for extra food storage. You many also want to use your island as a breakfast bar or use it in place of a breakfast nook… or use it as overflow seating if you like to frequently entertain.