There is nothing quite like a great kitchen island. Functional and attractive, it can extend your cabinet space while offering a great place to gather around and chop, dice, or simply catch up with family and friends. Today there are dozens of new and improved kitchen islands available. In this post, we’ll look at a few of our favorites.
The Eco-Friendly kitchen island is a great sustainable option, and as we all know green is the new black, it’s a very trendy choice on today’s market. Eco-friendly islands often use durable woods like bamboo, which prove water and stain resistant, while being a renewable natural resource.
Super-sized/family friendly islands often feature anywhere from six to eight stools or chairs, and are the perfect set up for large gatherings and big families. These are the kind of islands where you tuck in, cook up breakfast, and linger around after for tea and story.
Vintage islands are growing more and more popular with homeowners. Antique pieces like old farm and baker tables are being refurbished into durable and rustic kitchen islands. Homeowners are personalizing these islands by paint and stain choice, and adding ornate towel racks and pan hooks to make them fully functional.
One of the more inventive ways to fashion an island we’ve seen is by using an old barrel and adding a marble top to it. This small island has been featured in a number of magazines. It’s a great example of sustainable materials meeting modern elegance.
If there’s one word for what homeowners seek out of an island, it’s charm. While kitchen islands are perfect for storing goods, pans and even wine, they also offer a fashionable center point to the heart of every home. Whether your style is contemporary or shabby chic, hipster or understated elegance, there’s no doubt an island brings function and character to any kitchen. Remember: the island is more than just a storage room for food and goods; it’s a gathering place where conversation, laughter, and joy are created.
For more inspiration check out these examples of unique kitchen islands:
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