One of the main features that most people find useful when they wish to have a kitchen island is the ability to have extra storage space incorporated into the final design. If you so wish, you can even have a mobile one, which you can wheel out into the garden for when you are entertaining outside during the summer months.
Portable kitchen islands or carts are just as useful. You want to make sure that ones you look at have heavy duty, locking rubber wheels to keep your island in place especially if you plan to use it for chopping vegetables. There are also islands with drop-leaf extensions giving you more counter space when you need it, but making it easier to store later. Towel bars, spice racks, and paper towel holders are just a few of the many options you have with a portable kitchen cart.
Kitchen islands have become all the rage in kitchen design. Even though it seems islands in the design of a kitchen are a recent trend, this type of design has been utilized in some shape or fashion for many years. The lasting popularity of islands is easily understood, for there are so many varied functions and designs to suit every desire.
Take the opportunity to make your kitchen island mutli-functional because there's lots of options to choose from. Just about any appliance can be built into it including cook tops, under-the-counter refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers and trash compactors. Deep drawers provide a place to store bulky cookware and pullout shelves allow for more easy access. Pick a countertop for your island that matches your other counters or make it stand out by using a contrasting material. Also, your choice of cabinetry and decorative elements can make your island into a real quality item, similar to a fine furniture piece.
If you have recently installed a kitchen island, have a portable island on wheels or are thinking about doing a major remodel to add an island, you want to give serious consideration to kitchen island lighting. The type of kitchen island lighting you use depends on the kitchen you have, its style and the shape of the kitchen and island in general.
Hit Thumbnails to Open Galleries of Kitchen Island Range Below
Hit One of The Thumbnails Below to Get More Kitchen Island Ideas