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Choosing the Best in Kitchen Island Furniture

by Shannon Dauphin

Kitchen islands have long been considered a nice area of extra storage or an optional countertop that made food preparation easier. But the kitchen island has evolved into kitchen island furniture, a more savvy way of making the most out of a very unique space.

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Trends in Kitchen Island Furniture

Ready to do something different with your kitchen? Try out these options for the kitchen island:

  • Wine Racks. For the wine lover, wine racks in the kitchen island just make sense. The wine is at your fingertips, and the unique island displays them in a way that invites your guests to take a peek at your collection.
  • The Stovetop. Free up counter space in other parts of your kitchen by putting the stovetop in the island. This works great for those who want an open kitchen design for entertaining.
  • A Breakfast Bar. A dropped side of the kitchen island can lift into place for an instant breakfast bar. A bonus for families: It's a nice homework table so you can cook and help with fractions at the same time.
  • The Extra Sink. If you don't want to put your stovetop in the island, what about a sink? Every cook can use an extra place to wash veggies.
  • Bookshelves. Go the quirky route and put bookshelves in your kitchen island. Those cookbooks are right there when you need them. Fit in a few vintage kitchen gadgets for a charming look.

Don't let your kitchen design fall victim to the same old trends. Create something new and different with a kitchen island that meets more than one need. Combine these ideas into the ultimate kitchen island and congratulate yourself on creating something unique.

About the Author

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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