Kitchen island legs add furniture-like appeal to kitchen islands.
Custom kitchen islands are the best way to maximize the efficiency and storage capacity of your kitchen. Designing a kitchen island around the specific needs of your family—and your space—will allow the island to function as the hard-working heart of the home. A custom island also allows the cook to determine which specific tasks it needs to perform to keep the rest of the kitchen high-functioning and efficient.
Hire a professional to help wade through the many design options as you create your one-of-a-kind kitchen island, from countertop materials (stone, stainless steel, chop block and concrete are popular options) to other built-in options like a sink, cooktop, under-counter refrigeration, warming drawers or a dishwasher. Determine which space-saving qualities your kitchen island should feature. Could table-style island seating, for instance, eliminate the need for a kitchen table altogether? Similarly, under-counter refrigeration might eliminate the need for a standard-size refrigerator.
Regardless of the materials you employ, or the solutions the custom kitchen island is designed to provide, make sure the style is in keeping with the overall feel of the kitchen—and that ultimately it functions as well for prep work and storage as it does for entertaining or working.