By Adalwolfa Grob. Kitchen Island. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 06:27:59 AM.
Kitchen islands serve a number of purposes. In addition to being a visual anchor in the space, they also help increase the room’s functionality and efficiency. And according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have. Since it’s apparent that adding an island is a sound investment, we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite kitchen island ideas to use for inspiration.
Get more storage. In addition to creating more counter space, an island is also a way to add more storage and avoid kitchen clutter by using drawers, cupboards and shelves. This is beneficial especially if appliances take up a lot of cabinet room, or if you’re looking for a unique way to showcase certain items by using open shelving. Store dishes and pots within reach or keep less frequently used appliances out of the way. Another option is to use open shelving to display cookbooks or other items.
Work tables, while farm tables have become popular in the kitchen, don’t overlook other working-style tables. This table looks like it might have been the bottom part of a Hoosier cabinet (note the rounded flour bin underneath). Enamel-top tables can still be found for a relatively inexpensive amount. I have seen them at garage sales for under $30. Use yours as is, or turn it into a moveable storage cart as this homeowner did.
The key is effective with a cabinet builder that purchases directly from the builder that can produce the custom changes you need. A custom-built fixed unit applied primarily as storage space can be changed into a wonder of contemporary kitchen design with the adding of a dishwasher also sink.