Explore islands' endless possibilities and trends for kitchen workspace.
Kitchen islands are an integral design element in today’s kitchens. Acting as the centerpiece of the kitchen, kitchen islands can be customized with dozens of time-saving, convenient solutions—from storage and display to prep work—to meet very specific needs.
Similarly, ready-made kitchen islands, such as freestanding kitchen islands or kitchen island carts, come equipped with very specific functions, from a simple chop-block table with a single shelf to more elaborate versions with storage options for wine bottles and appliances, drawers for knives and racks for spices, towels, cups or dishes.
Whether the kitchen is large enough to accommodate a built-in kitchen island with table-style seating, or cozy enough to accommodate a smaller, pre-designed model to perform a specific task, kitchen island design ideas are seemingly endless.
Narrow down your kitchen island ideas quickly by determining how much space your kitchen will allow for an island, permanent or temporary. Next, determine which tasks you’ll need this hard-working island to perform, such as extra countertop space for prep work or hidden storage for oft-used appliances. Decide on a budget; contact a design professional if the needs of your kitchen island designs exceed the solutions provided by ready-made models.