Kitchen islands are growing in popularity. You can get them in any shape, size, color, and material you desire. But, do you realize all the ways that kitchen islands contribute to your kitchen space’s functionality?

Islands Add Prep and Countertop Space

No matter if your kitchen is big or small, it’s often difficult to find counter space when you need it. Sometimes there are so many small kitchen appliances and storage containers along the back of the counter that there’s not a lot of space remaining for food prep. This is one of the main advantages of a kitchen island, as it gives you more space to spread out and prepare your meals.

Islands Offer Additional Storage

Kitchen islands not only provide more countertop space, but they also come with more cabinets. This means more storage! Use the under-island cabinets for things you need to access frequently, or use the added space for accessories such as garbage/recycling centers or pull out drawers for pots and pans.

Design & Social Events

A kitchen island gives you the opportunity to add a style to your kitchen. Choose a contrasting color from your cabinets, a striking countertop, fabulous pendants, and coordinating bar stools to make your island the new focal point of your kitchen. You can host a social gathering around your island, too! A kitchen island is a perfect spot for friends and family to gather, or with optional seating, the island becomes a convenient place to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or grab a quick meal.