Functional Kitchen Island Ideas

kitchen oven in island ideas created by normandy designer leslie molloyKitchen islands have evolved from a countertop workspace and storage to another truly functioning element of the kitchen that homeowners can utilize.  “By having a kitchen island where there’s some sort of fixture, like a secondary prep sink, or appliance increases the likelihood of the island countertop being used on a more regular basis,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD.  “It’s a huge benefit for the cook(s) of the family because it creates a better flow in the kitchen and prevents the cook from being stuck in a corner of the kitchen.”

“You can also increase your island’s functionality by incorporating seating, which brings gray and white kitchen island seating created by normandy designer stephanie bryantmore people into the kitchen besides the one cooking,” commented Leslie.  “Adding seating creates a space for children to do homework while dinner is being prepared, for guests to socialize – it can even act as a buffet table during holidays.  All of these things help homeowners get more use out of an element that takes up quite a bit of space in the kitchen.”

“I’d say the top three things to microwave appliance in kitchen island created by normandy designer gary cerekinclude in the island, depending on the cook, would be a secondary prep sink, microwave and a second oven,” suggests Leslie.  “Incorporating appliances in the kitchen island is a great way to make the kitchen look less appliance heavy.”

Take a look at our kitchen remodeling photo gallery for more inspiration, or schedule a complimentary, in-home consultation with Leslie Molloy today to transform your kitchen!

 

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