Fantasy Kitchen Island

Do you have an island in your kitchen? Are you wanting to remodel your space and add a island? Well did you know that the newly designed islands can give you a lot more bang for your bucks?? One of my close friends has her sink, microwave, trash, tons of storage and seating in her island. It’s really amazing and a bit mouthwatering for those of us who don’t have all the bells and whistles.

Here is a great diagram of some of the things you could have in your island space. One thing this island seems to lack is good seating. However if the island is working as just another workspace and your family uses the table more, than this isn’t a big deal.

Having special features like slide out shelves in the taller spaces, or using a pull out and mixer elevator makes getting out your mixer (which can be a heavy beast) out more often is fantastic and affordable!

This island utilizes the space for seating as well as hosting a wine/beverage cooler, a convection microwave and loads of storage.

Beautifully rustic island features the stove/range with pot rack above along with see through storage for your nicer pieces to be on display.

Although this island doesn’t seem to have gadgets, it allows for double seating. If you have a large family or entertain more often this may be a great solution.

Hiding a secret play space for the kids is a great idea. This would keep them entertained and out of your hair while your cooking and still allow you to know they are safe.

How about using this space as a book holder? Keep those cookbooks close by and easy to find.

Remember to think outside the box when it comes to your kitchen space. Kitchens are the heart of the home and so a great island will not only be a focal point but also congregation space. Making the best use of the space will make your life easier and allow for much needed additional storage.

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