Kitchen islands are the mainstay of a true cook’s kitchen. They provide a space to chop, blend, roll and mix your culinary creations. While functionality is important, there needs to be a little style too. For that reason, we appreciate kitchen island designs that take both form and function into mind. Soon enough, your island structure will look as great empty as when it’s chock full of tasty things to eat.
There are two approaches to kitchen island design. You can select an island that blends with the rest of your kitchen, serving as a nice complement to your cabinets and countertops, or you can select one that has a little more panache and serves as a contrasting, stylish focal point on its own. Look at how the following kitchen designs got creative with their islands.
In this traditional kitchen, the owner wanted a unique island with plenty of style. She refinished an old dresser and topped it with a quartzite slab. You can achieve a similar look using the Emily Island, which has a lovely antique cream finish with closing storage in the front and open storage in the back.
If you like something a little more eclectic, you’ll appreciate this funky farmhouse kitchen that boasts a fun mix of fixtures and finishes. Our European Work Island would look right at home there. It features rustic style and boasts large pull-out drawers and hidden cutting boards.
Unique islands make meal preparation that much more enjoyable. You can enhance your kitchen’s visual appeal with one of these islands, both of which are available through Cottage & Bungalow.