#21. A Touch Of Wood
It’s a good idea to leave a wooden touch here and there in the middle of a completely matte white design for a more artistic view of the room as wooden high shelves, wooden island tops, or wooden doors.
#22. Smart & Practical
Since in a kitchen you constantly need more and more free storage space, the above kitchen island idea is one of the smartest ideas because it makes use of every inch provided to use as exposed shelving or as a close mini cabinet.
#23. Where’s My Wine?
Not all of us live in two story houses and get the luxury of having our own cellar to store wine. Some of us live in apartments and miss out on all that fun. Well, being left out is over! With this island idea, you can use the edge to store wine while adding a good view in the room as you showcase your valuables and collectibles.
#24. Fill In The Above Space
Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by using free-standing storage or if you’ve decided to install a stove top with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood. Don’t forget that you can use the edges for exposed shelving to showcase your priceless cookbook collection.
#25. Tucked In
Leave a counter overhang that leaves enough space to tuck in the island chairs to save up more and more space for easier circulation flow inside the room. Whether your space lacks a proper dining table or you’re looking to create a more casual bar seating option, adding low-profile seating to the island is an easy way to increase functionality and make the environment more social for both guests and the cook.
#26. The Country Life
For a coherent kitchen room, try to opt for a certain theme that best expresses your style and personality. If you’re all about hard rock and roll then you should go for a gothic style while if you’re a fan of the easy and simple country life you should go with a country theme like the one shown above with wooden planks of different kinds.
#27. Add More Counter Space
Keep it simple by adding more counter space to your kitchen with this kitchen island idea that uses the island to significantly increase the amount of space for eating meals, meal preparation, and multiple chefs.
#28. Attractive Contrast
Create contrast in the same kitchen island by choosing a completely different material or color to the top than the counters by making one of them compliment the rest of the room. For example, in the above picture, a regular beige counter top is used to pair up with the wooden planks in the floor tiles and matte paint on the wall. To contrast it, dark black and stained wood are used for the rest of the island.
#29. Guide The Way
A perspective view is a strong aspect that creates invisible guidelines that lead us into a certain important part in a kitchen. In the picture above the designer uses double islands almost parallel to each other in order to guide the view into an important focal point in the room which is the garden view.
#30. Somewhere To Place Your Sink
A good kitchen island idea is one that includes a fully functional one. In addition to the extra meal eating space and the extra storage space, we get to place our sink in the middle of the kitchen and make it as efficient as ever.