7 Ikea Kitchen Island Ideas

Are you planning to remodel the kitchen? Well, if yes then please don’t neglect a kitchen island. A kitchen island is an intriguing addition to any kitchen. It is known to bring functionality as well as comfort to the kitchen. A kitchen island is known to be useful in an array of ways. To mention few, it provides a place to eat, chat and sit.

Kitchen islands are available in an array of designs, sizes and shapes. The size of the kitchen island selected should blend with the size of the kitchen. You need to assure that it does not dominate the kitchen. If you have a large kitchen featuring ample space then you may go for a large kitchen island with breadth size varying from 40 to 55 inches. On the other hand, if you have a small sized kitchen then the right kitchen island would be one with breadth size varying between 24 to 30 inches. Generally, two small kitchen islands are better in comparison to a single large kitchen.

A kitchen island is generally available in U, L or G shape. However, you may also customize your own kitchen islands with your own preferred shape of rectangle, square or triangle. The latest trend is to introduce a round kitchen island to add grace and class to a kitchen.

The design of the kitchen island varies with the material selected for the counter top. A kitchen island with granite or marble counter top provides an area for performing different types of baking and cooking activities.

As kitchen islands are much more than merely a work area, you can use your creativity to enhance the island. You may introduce plumbing fixtures and appliances into the island. This shall allow you to finish off tasks quickly. For instance, fruits and vegetables can be chopped and then washed.

Another useful idea is to have close or open shelves in the kitchen island. The open shelves can be used for storing saucers and plates, while the closed shelves can be used for storing pans, pots and knives. Some other useful creative idea for kitchen islands is to have a shelve for cooking books, a high surface for slicing or chopping work, a wine rack for storing of wine bottles, etc. The possibilities of kitchen island ideas are simply endless. You just need to ascertain your needs and play with your creativity.

Published by in Kitchen, on February 8th, 2011


3 Responses to “7 Ikea Kitchen Island Ideas”

  • chili says:

    I am looking for the bottom Kitchen Island shown above. Anyone with information on how to find it?

  • Tinika says:

    Hi can you tell me which items were used for the fourth picture. It appears to be two islands together but unsure which ones. Thanks in advance.


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