Inspired by Large Kitchen Islands

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Benning Design Associates- Pure White

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.

Freedom Kitchens on The Block- White Attica

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.

CCI Renovation- Frosty Carrina

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.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design- Jet Black

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.

New Mood Design- Quartz Reflections

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?

For more kitchen designs: Decorate A Contemporary Kitchen With Light Wood Cabinetry | 4 Tips for the Perfect Kitchen

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle, and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.