There are many problems that a kitchen island could solve. It can easily add style to your kitchen or provide additional storage space, additional seating area or the separation of your cooking area. Nowadays more than 50% of people think it is a must. Even small kitchens could benefit a lot from installing a smart kitchen island there.
Before you order or build an island, there are a few things you need to decide. First of all, you need to choose the style. Would this style be a lot or would it contrast with the design of your kitchen. For example, you can add a rustic looking kitchen island to a modern kitchen to become the focal point. Alternatively, you can just use the same cabinets and countertop for a more similar look.
Next, you need to decide what your kitchen needs and how you can improve it. You may need additional storage space or an additional dining area may be required. The island would take up a lot of floor space so you need to be careful choosing its functionality. Also, you need to make sure that it will fit in your kitchen. It is usually located in the middle of an enclosed kitchen and there should be 35 to 50 inches of space between the island and other cabinets and tables. Although sometimes you can place a dining table near one of its sides to save space. In our gallery you can see a lot of great ideas for different situations. Also, here are some interesting DIY kitchen islands that could inspire you to build your own.
You will find that the most popular types of kitchen islands are:
- With a sitting area.
- With Built-in appliances.
- With additional Storage cabinets or open shelves.
- Rolling kitchen islands that you can Move if needed.
- Those who have a unique design. These can be islands made of pallets, old windows and even those with aquariums.
For even more unique designs, we have another interesting round-up.