I am very excited about the wave of large kitchen islands. It is very common that the kitchen becomes the gathering place of our home, and for good reason. This is a space where memories are created, bread is broken, and food is made. The kitchen is often where the family comes together, which is why kitchen islands are becoming larger and more prominent. In this post I will be sharing my tips for making this trend work in your home.
A large island can stick out like a sore thumb if not careful with the design. So, make sure your island ties in with the rest of your kitchen. Use the same counter material throughout the kitchen and don’t forget to use the same cabinet material or something that compliments.
Organization is important with a large island because a large surface is a breeding ground for junk. With a large island you will have the extra space for cabinets and drawers, so use that space wisely.
Add a range or a sink to your island. This can allow for more prep areas around your kitchen. And when family and guests want to help in the kitchen, you are not running into each other.
Your island can also can double as your table. This option is a great space saver and perfect for a home that may not have a designated dining area. Even if your kitchen has a dining area, the island can be available for more relaxed settings.
How would you design a large kitchen island?
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