Now, as you can imagine, this trend has definitely some benefits. Regardless of what it has to offer in terms of decor, it hides some practical advantages underneath. Thus, giving you and your guests a chance to have a better experience when being in that room of the house.
For now, let’s see some main benefits of the island design. First things first, a kitchen with an island offers more counter space. And not only that, but it generally gives you more usable area. For example, an island design offers additional storage and seating and can turn an otherwise ordinary kitchen into a showplace.
The storage is key, as you can use drawers to store the most necessary equipment there. The seating part is crucial as well, especially when you have guests coming and you still haven’t prepared the meal. It is a great place for them for casual sitting while keeping you company.
Another point worth mentioning is the fact that kitchen islands make your space look fuller. This is something to consider, especially if you feel that there is an empty space in your kitchen. The overall idea is that you get more space, while reasonably making good use of everything.
A kitchen island with drawers
Yes, that’s right. Like we mentioned earlier, kitchen islands are a great way of adding more storage space to your kitchen. In this example, let’s talk about drawers. Drawers are a great and subtle way to take advantage of the existing space covered by the island design. You can see below how perfectly the drawers were designed and aligned together.
This will definitely give you an edge when compared to your old kitchen without the island part. And it’s a great opportunity to place in the drawers the kitchen appliances that you mostly need. Just like that you will eliminate the time you spend searching all the cabinets about that mixer you really need at a specific moment.
Place a sink in the kitchen island
Now, this is a complete game-changer. Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything within arm’s reach when sitting around the kitchen island with your family or friends? Instead of moving around and doing the dishes, or use some water for any other possible reason, you can do this easily without moving at all.
You can either use this when you have limited space in your kitchen and don’t know how to harmonically place your sink so that it doesn’t take up much useful space. However, you can use it in case you already have a sink in your kitchen, too. Like we mentioned before, this is very useful when it comes to not moving around a lot and want to be around your favorite people.