Kitchen islands are both beautiful and versatile.And more practical than ever. Whether your kitchen only has space for a kitchen cart, or you’re making room for an oversized built-in, here are three reasons every kitchen should consider adding the oasis of an island to their kitchen:1. A Versatile Surface
Kitchen Prep & Storage: Countertop space is a coveted asset, whether covered in stunning granite or rustic butcher block. Whether your coffee pot needs a home outside the cupboard or you just need more dinner prep space, extra countertop surface is sure to be a valuable resource.
Entertaining: When entertaining guests, kitchen islands make great gathering areas, or fill the need for extra seating when surrounded by bar stools.
Home Office Hub: Well beyond food, kitchen islands are versatile hubs for homework time and laptop usage, and a popular central hang-out spot for the whole family.
2. Innovative Storage
Kitchen Organization: Innovative pull-out cabinetry has made kitchen storage better than ever, and kitchen islands are a great way to access this. From pull-out drawers to garbage-bin cabinets, and warming drawers to microwave nooks, the storage solutions that can be found in a kitchen island are welcome additions to almost any home.
Outside-the-box Storage: Even creative additions like children’s play areas and pet feeding stations have found their way onto the modern kitchen island. Take a peek at these innovative kitchen islands shown by Better Homes & Gardens.
3. Statement-making Style
Large or compact, a kitchen island can be a statement making aesthetic piece or even focal point in your kitchen. When paired with drop-down lighting, bright colored seating, or decorative surface elements, all the better. Even adding a non-traditional island, such as a kitchen cart or tall table, can make a great design element while offering practicality.
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