KITCHEN ISLAND IDEAS
CENTER OF ATTENTION
One of our favorite kitchen island ideas is to make the island the center of the design. The island can easily become the feature of the space so opt to do something different that will stand out, like a different color on the cupboards, a dramatic countertop, or a distinguishing tile on the face of the island.
CART WITH BUTCHER BLOCK
COVER AN OLD TABLE
Find an old dining table or bar-height table and put a new stone slab top on it for a budget-friendly way to introduce an island into your kitchen. This option can also be a temporary addition so it’s perfect for renters who want to dress up the kitchen a bit without making permanent changes.
Before you decide that a kitchen island isn’t in your budget, consider the value you add to your kitchen in functionality. An island adds more prep space to your kitchen. It could be a place to put in a sink or cook top. It’s an opportunity to bring in a lot more storage space. An island is often worth the investment.