The Monarch Kitchen Island with Granite Top in Black is another quality kitchen island. It features black shelving and drawers as well as a beautiful granite top. It also features a pull out breakfast bar that makes it even easier to add more seating to your kitchen area. If you want, you're able to purchase stools that match with the entire look of the island. This island will make any kitchen look great and also comes at an extremely affordable price. Providing a great look and added functionality does not have to be expensive.
Some people install a kitchen island directly out of the box with no modifications or changes and these islands are mainly for extra storage and counter space. You have a large amount of counter space where you can use half for preparing food and the other half to set up a breakfast bar or small eating counter. Other people design their kitchen islands from scratch and then install all the necessary pieces. These islands usually have sinks, appliances, or special features that require plumbing or electrical work.
If you are really stuck on what to do with your kitchen island, then try a nice vase or basket of flowers. Fresh flowers are more appealing than fake ones, but they will need to be replaced every few days. You could also try a nice house plant on the island as well. This is a very simple and easy way to add some color and style to the otherwise bare countertop.
Decorating the island with utensils or products goes along the same lines as the appliances. Don't just use any old kitchen products to place on the counter. Things like a spice rack, decorative containers and baskets are a great idea for the kitchen island. Some other items you may consider are napkin or paper towel holders and canisters of dried goods such as sugar and flour. Just be sure that you don't throw everything on the island and use it as a catch all. It should still be neatly organized.
Whatever the chief function of your island is to be, the necessary items to make it happen should be stored within easy reach. For example, if it is to be mainly used for cooking, then cabinets for pots and pans with drawers for utensils and spices are priority. If food preparation is the ideal chief function of the island design, then space for knives, cutting boards and small appliances such as food processors is what you are after. If the kitchen island in your home is to be a center point for gathering, then seating space and counter space for homework plus food preparation are your top needs.
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