Clever Ideas for a Multi-Purpose Kitchen Island

Clever Ideas for a Multi-Purpose Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is an extremely functional piece of furniture that also adds style and personality to a kitchen. Regardless of how big or small your kitchen is, extra storage and space is always welcome. So, whether you want to create additional storage, counter space or extra seating, a kitchen island can be a great solution.
Check out the ideas below for creating a multi-purpose island in your kitchen.

Add Bookshelves

Have more cookbooks than space to store them? Then a kitchen island may just be the perfect solution. If you already have an island and you’re great at DIY projects, you may enjoy building a bookcase into your island. If you don’t yet have one, you’ll want to be sure to get one with integrated shelves.

Not only will this solve your cookbook storage dilemma, but it will be a beautiful way to display your collection.

Go with a Multi-Level Design

Multi-level kitchen island designs create a meal-prep counter area with a backsplash right on the island. This setup helps to contain and hide meal-prep messes and leaves space for seating.

This is a perfect design option if you’d love to have your kids do their homework or have a snack on one part of the island while you chop veggies on the other. Or, when you have guests over, you can chat with them while doing last-minute prep.

Integrate Appliances

Integrating appliances such as a microwave, a dishwasher, a prep sink or a wine refrigerator into a kitchen island can save a ton of space in the rest of your kitchen. This will be especially helpful if your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of counter space to begin with.

Get a Portable Island

If you don’t have an island and don’t have the space for a traditional one, then you’ll want to consider getting a portable kitchen island. This is one piece of furniture that can make your life much easier, providing extra storage space and extra prep space whenever needed, without taking up permanent residence in your kitchen.

Interested in designing a custom kitchen island that adds functionality and beauty to your kitchen? Contact us today for more information or to find out how to get started.