Kitchen islands are a fun way to bring an entertaining element to a kitchen. Whether you are using your island for cooking purposes or eating, there are several ways to design an island.
Functional kitchen island.
The kitchen is the entertainment room now-a-days and having a kitchen island is where your company will flock to. So you will need to decide what you will be using your kitchen island for. Is it for prep work, cooking, cleaning, eating, or entertaining? If you need additional appliances or sinks, the island is the place to add these items. It is possible to have your island be a functioning one and also allow seating.
Appliances for your kitchen island
So what kind of appliances can you put in your island? Your possibilities are endless depending on your budget. Some islands have a sink and dishwasher, some have a cooktop with vent or hood overhead. Some islands have smaller veggie sinks for prep. Some people like a nice wine fridge in their islands as well. It depends on where you think you will be working the most and what appliances you need in that space.
Kitchen Island for storage
Islands are a great way to increase storage in your kitchen. You can use the empty space below to store large pots or pans or even create a dish drawer where you can store dishes. If you look cookbooks and have many of them, you can make a built in book shelve to hold them.
Display and storage
Kitchens with islands are more than likely and open kitchen concept and with that being said, some islands are getting a different treatment. Islands are starting to be designed with open shelves that wrap around the island to display items. Instead of open shelves closed shelves are also a great option to store cookbooks and other items.
Kitchen island with table seating
Another interesting way to create an island is creating an island on one side and sitting on the other. These come in various shapes and sizes, some are long and curved others are square. If you like the idea of bringing a table to the mix of your island, make sure you have the room to do so.
L-Shaped kitchen islands
L Shaped islands are large and can be great for storage its perfect for prepping and for entertaining. This is guaranteed to give you more work space with less crowding and with bar style seating. This shape is large and perfect for large functions.
U-shaped kitchen islands
U-shaped Islands are amazingly large and can be the chefs dream. If you want work space, storage and seating, this is the perfect way of doing it. It’s big enough to have some room to prepare and also have an appliance in there or two! The storage options are endless, as well.
Whatever design you choose, we are sure it will work well with what you are trying to accomplish.