5 Ways to Make the Most of a Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are the rage these days and it’s easy to understand why. Who doesn’t want more countertop space, more storage space and some additional seating in their kitchen?

That’s why we all love the island life — the kitchen island life! And that’s why kitchen islands continue to be popular. As your online source for kitchen cabinets and free kitchen design services, we at Kitchen Cabinet Concepts enjoy sharing design tips and trends with our clients and readers of this blog.

But if you’re going to include a kitchen island in your upcoming remodeling project, you might as well make the most of it. With that in mind, here are five ways to make the most of your kitchen island. Read on for island living at its finest.

Customize It

If you’re going to include a kitchen island, you should make it an awesome one by customizing it. The current trend is to make your island look like a separate piece of furniture. Check out our cabinet accessories, like our decorative legs, a wine rack or our base spice drawers to customize your island.

Choose a Different Color

Choose a cabinet color for your island that is different from your kitchen cabinets. This is a very trendy look. Be bold with a black island or brighten up your dark kitchen cabinets by choosing a lighter color. Most designers suggest choosing a different color or finish from the same cabinet line.

Add A Sink

We’ve never heard anyone complain about having an extra sink in the kitchen. Consider adding a prep sink to your island. It won’t take up as much space as your regular sink, but you’ll love the extra functionality it provides.

Add Beautiful Lighting

Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to kitchen lighting? With an island you can ramp up the style in your kitchen with two to three beautiful pendant lights hanging down from above. Can you just picture it?

Add An Appliance

Why not add a small refrigerator or a built-in wine fridge to your island? How about one of those drawer microwaves? The possibilities are endless. See how exciting the island life can be?

What do you think about these suggestions? What others do you have for making the most of your kitchen island? Comment below or reach out to us on any of our social channels. We’d love to hear from you. And if you want to start shopping for cabinets for your kitchen island, check out our Shop Our Cabinets tab today.