A kitchen island doesn’t just belong in a large space. In fact, an island can be just as easily incorporated into a small kitchen. A casually designed island complements small spaces and can be make the kitchen more alluring by balancing the layout. Additionally, there a wide variety of kitchen island shapes to choose from. With so many options in design and today, an island can be both a decorative and functional part of your kitchen. Functionally, a kitchen island can be used for storage–reducing unwanted clutter in your kitchen.
You can choose to decorate the counter top with materials such as granite, soapstone, and even recycled materials. You can even choose to install a sink in the island. There are a variety of sink layouts-from classic to modern-that will resonate with the theme of your home. An island is the perfect place to add a splash of stools, chairs, and other trendy furniture. This can be a fun seating arrangement for preparing and eating meals. Keep in mind, this is a great opportunity to bring unique lights into your kitchen, too. If you’ve ever dreamed of having a chandelier or a string of lights hanging from your ceiling, explore your options when implementing the island.
While we’ve provided a small introduction to kitchen islands and the greater possibilities that they bring, it’s up to you to get as crazy and creative with your kitchen as you dare. We hope our photographs and words inspire you to dazzle your living space.