From creating an additional workstation to adding casual seating, kitchen islands have many benefits. However, not all kitchen islands are created equal. If you’ve been thinking of adding an island to your kitchen design or remodel, understanding your options can help you make the most informed choice. Below, we’re discussing five kitchen island ideas to inspire your interior design scheme.
1. Think Small
If you think a small kitchen means you don’t have room for a kitchen island, think again. Kitchen islands are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, meaning it’s possible to find one that not only works with the space you have but maximizes it, too.
Even better? When you partner with Croft + Spire for your Amish kitchen island, you’ll have the option to completely customize your piece to fit your unique space and needs with your choice of kitchen island bases, wood species, finish colors, hardware, and more.
2. Maximize Your Workspace
While all kitchen islands provide additional prep and workspace for home cooks, butcher block islands offer a unique fusion of form and function. Not only is butcher block aesthetically beautiful, but the wooden surface can also hold up to the intensity of everyday cutting, chopping, and more.
3. Store Smarter
When we think of kitchen islands, we often think of the additional surface area they provide for meal prep. However, kitchen islands offer even more in terms of functionality and, specifically, storage space. Ask any homeowner what they’d improve about their kitchen design, and chances are “more storage space” would be on the list.
Kitchen islands have the potential to improve storage in a myriad of ways, including through details like garbage can roll-outs, roll-out shelves, pot and pan storage, and built-in spice racks. Look no further than Croft + Spire’s magnificent Magnolia Kitchen Island to see how a high-quality island can expand and enhance both surface area and storage.
4. Make it Multipurpose
Love to entertain? Kitchen islands come in handy here, too, by doing double duty as bars and buffets. Simply set out your spread of appetizers and drinks to create a gathering place for any party or get-together. Or, by adding a few barstools, you can create the perfect perch for casual meals, homework, and simply spending time together as a family.
5. Create a Focal Point
There’s no denying that kitchen islands are key for adding functionality to any kitchen, but they can also serve another important purpose. People spend a lot of time in their kitchens; shouldn’t the space be as warm and inviting as possible? A kitchen island utilizing contrasting colors, for example, can be an attractive and dynamic focal point in a room. Meanwhile, one that pulls in themes from throughout the room can harmoniously integrate with its surroundings.
Enhance Your Home’s Kitchen with a Custom Kitchen Island from Croft + Spire
Whether you’ve always wanted a kitchen island or you’re looking for ways to improve the look, feel, and functionality of your kitchen, an island can have a transformative effect. Contact Croft + Spire today to start customizing the handcrafted, heirloom-quality kitchen island of your dreams.