Stainless Steel Kitchen Islands

Discover how practical stainless steel kitchen island surfaces can serve as the ultimate spot for food preparation.
Small kitchen island

Small kitchen island

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

There's something about a stainless steel kitchen island that exudes a flair often found in a true chef's kitchen. It makes sense, of course, given the fact that stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for a homeowner seeking an extra space for food preparation. But no matter the reason, the stainless steel kitchen island can be a useful addition to many kitchen areas.

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Stainless steel surfaces often work well in a modern, functional kitchen design. While some islands incorporate an all-over stainless steel surface, others will designate a specific spot of the island for the material and use other surfaces, like wood, to complete the island.

Some kitchen island carts or freestanding kitchen islands are also made with stainless steel, making them particularly useful in small kitchens that require a bit more space for food preparation.

Stainless steel kitchen islands work beautifully with pops of color, like red paneling or citrus orange diner-style seating. These color bursts help to balance the otherwise simple nature of a stainless steel surface.

If you do choose a stainless steel kitchen island, then it is important to match accessories like a sink or drawer handles to the material for an overall finished look.

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