Islands are great additions to any kitchen. They can have multiple
purposes, so we’re here to help you figure out the purpose for yours.
Lakeville Kitchen & Bath has 10 ideas for the island in your next kitchen!
Add a Sink
If you’re a busy chef and want to use your island for extra counter space while cooking it may be beneficial to add a sink to your island. The sinks location will now be conveniently next to where you are preparing your food and washing fruits and vegetables.
Adding a statement to your island like a waterfall edge is simple and beautiful. This style island has the countertop draping over the edge and meeting with the floor.
A popular way to use an island is as an extra table to eat at. Easily add barstools to your island and it becomes a perfect place to eat breakfast with your family.
Your island is the perfect opportunity to pull another color into your kitchen if you wish to. This could be a dark grey in an otherwise white kitchen or a pop of a bright color like blue.
If you want to use your island for cooking and eating, consider a multiple level island. These different levels help to keep these areas separate from each other while being on one cohesive island.
The island is a convenient place to integrate some of your appliances. Adding the dishwasher, oven, or microwave to the island frees up some space along the walls of the kitchen.
If you want a more open feel in your kitchen than consider open storage for your island. This could be a great place to store dishes or pots and pans.
Attached as a Peninsula
Just like a geographical peninsula, a peninsula in a kitchen is the same. On one end it’s attached to the rest of the kitchen and you still get the extra storage space and countertop area of a stand-alone island.
A great use for an island is for extra storage. Add cabinets and drawers to your island to increase the storage space in your kitchen.
For busy cooks with lots of cookbooks, the addition of built-in bookshelves to your kitchen island could be a perfect idea. Now all of your cookbooks can be displayed and convenient for you to grab before you start making dinner.
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