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Functional Kitchen Island Ideas

One great feature you can add to most kitchens is a kitchen island. There are many different types of kitchen islands like ones that can be moved out of the way or ones made with butcher block tops. Today we’ll be looking at some large kitchen islands that function the best in a kitchen. Here is a great example of a functional kitchen island.

Kitchen Island With Stool Seating

Kitchen Island With Stool Seating

What makes a Kitchen Island functional?

 

STORAGE– Some things that are important to many people when designing there new kitchen or updating and old one is storage space. Adding extra cabinets and a place to put pots and pans is a fantastic feature you can add to your layout.

WORK SPACE– Sometimes the counter just doesn’t cut it when your trying to prep a dinner and need some extra room. You can add some major real estate to your counter surface by adding a kitchen island. You can also install a cook top so you can do your cooking on the island itself.

ENTERTAINING – A kitchen island is great for entertaining. Not only can you push some stools up against it for extra seating but it can be a great space to display food when you have over to many guests for a sit down dinner. Just place your food out buffet style and your guests can help themselves.

Lets check out some awesome Kitchen Island Designs!

Center Island With Sink & Cook Top

Center Island With Sink & Cook Top

The ones above and below are ideal for work space. they feature cook tops, prep sinks and plenty of extra work space. They have plenty of space to move around the kitchen.

Functional Island

Functional Island

Kitchen Island with A Little of Everything

Kitchen Island with A Little of Everything

Kitchen island With Storage & Work Space

Kitchen island With Storage & Work Space

Movable Kitchen Island for Seating

Movable Kitchen Island for Seating

Multi-Level Island

Multi-Level Island

Two Level Kitchen island With Seating

Two Level Kitchen island With Seating

 

There are so many different designs you can come up with for your very own kitchen island but here’s a few things to remember.

-Always make sure that the island is placed far enough away from walls and other cabinets to not restrict the flow in your kitchen.

-If cost is an issue remember that the more surface area the more you’ll spend on your granite top.

-If you tile underneath your island and don’t affix it to the floor you can easily move it around and even take it out of the room on occasion!

 

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