Friday, July 30, 2010

A huge trend in kitchen design are huge kitchen islands! Most people want an open space where they can work in the kitchen but still have a view to other areas in their house. So-the easiest thing to do is take down a wall and create a large island.

The island can be use full in so many ways. You can add an appliance like a built in stove or microwave drawers and fridge drawers. You can add seating. You can incorporate double sided storage. An island will also give you a larger and often wider work space.

The island is in many ways the focal point of the kitchen. It's the place where you can be creative and make your cabinetry look like furniture by adding decorative posts and feet. It's a place to add color and contrast. It's the best place to add a center light fixture to that will really make a statement and create a cozy gathering space in your kitchen. I hope these photos inspire you to have fun-be bold! But most importantly make sure your island offers you function and style in one!

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