Ten Stylishly Functional Kitchen Islands


Kitchen islands are, by nature, fantastically practical specimens. They retailer stuff, they supply added countertop workspace, they hold baskets and the inherent oddly shaped items necessitated by cooking. They are effective workhorses of a kitchen, usually making the “actual” kitchen (that means the cupboards and drawers and appliances close to the perimeter of the space) fade into the background.


It’s no secret that kitchen islands function tough. But they can perform difficult and appear stylishly at house although performing it. Here are 10 amazing islands, massive to postage-stamp-tiny, rustic to modern, that show the elegance of a nicely-designed functional piece.



The mom of all kitchen islands, this one could easily double as a dining table. Or, frankly, a kitchen in and of itself! (Not genuinely.) (But variety of.) A tall gooseneck faucet (on a lovely stainless steel apron sink) gives additional height, which nicely balances the really horizontal plane of this distinct island.



An industrial fashion kitchen island can be custom made for a extremely modest kitchen. As you can see on this example, there are a lot of good-sized drawers and shelves integrated into the design. A folding leaf on the butcher block top is a extremely practical addition, letting the island also serve as a dining table as essential.


This huge island not only looks excellent, but it serves many different functions in the kitchen. (As all excellent kitchen islands ought to.) It is a bar, a big foods prep space, and the beautiful face of a lot kitchen storage. The craftsman information on this island make it an absolute showstopper, but I enjoy how it even now pulls its practical fat in the space.



Not every single kitchen island needs to be large to be powerful, however. In smaller sized kitchens, a smaller kitchen island is necessary. But specific information will make the island stand on its own 2 feet. (Or whatever.) Like a bright, cheerfully colorful base topped with butcher block. (And a flourishing chandelier more than top of it all.) The island adds lots of storage and workspace to this tiny room.



Speaking of smaller kitchen islands, this a single is a attractiveness. Meticulously crafted from 2x4s and completed with a rustic look, this island is maxing out its potential. Casters enable for simple movability to in which the island is necessary, hooks preserve fresh towels at the ready, and drawers and shelves provide lots of storage for transportable items. This small island would be a advantage to any kitchen.



The bottom line for, the entire stage of, a kitchen island is perform. Various kitchens may possibly need diverse sorts of function of their islands – storage, extra counter space, possibly a area to sit. In this kitchen, a chunky rustic 2-tiered table performs the shelving superbly.


Cupboards are all well and great, but if you have the space, you need to think about incorporating in some pullout drawers behind island cupboard doors. Talk about practical luxury. (Also: How a lot do you love a kitchen island painted in a various color than the kitchen cabinetry?)



And although we’re speaking about dreamy practical upgrades that are achievable with a kitchen island, let’s not fail to mention the custom refrigerator feature, shall we? Genius for retaining the ever-choppable create chilled and at-hand throughout dinner prep.



Tile-topped and created for elegance, this massive island is certainly the heart of this kitchen. And, if you inquire me, a group of hanging shiny copper cookware will make just about any island search properly. Not that this one essential the extra aid. With its range of storage possibilities and utilizes, it is as useful as it is stunning.

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