Tag Archive: kitchen island ideas

When to Pick a Peninsula Instead of an Island

Posted on August 6, 2018

Peninsula or island…? That is the question. These days, it seems like everyone wants an island. But, can a peninsula be a better choice? According to Normandy Designer Amanda Heyland, the answer is yes. Here is when a peninsula makes the most sense. The first step is to find out if a peninsula is a… more

Kitchen Ideas: Options for an Island End Cap

Posted on April 13, 2017

Kitchen islands are an extremely popular request, most often desired for their prep space, seating and storage. However, while many concentrate on the island shape, material and color, there are other details to dress up its design. One such option is embellishing the ends. Here are some insights from Normandy Designer Karen Chanan on how… more

Small Kitchen Island Ideas

Posted on April 29, 2014

Kitchen islands are a fantastic resource to homeowners, providing extra prep space and additional storage. “Islands are also ideal for easing the traffic flow in the kitchen and achieving the open concept layout that’s so popular among homeowners right now,” says Normandy Designer Ann Stockard. But what happens when you have a small to medium… more

Functional Kitchen Island Ideas

Posted on July 23, 2013

Kitchen 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… more