Close up of light gray kitchen island with seating

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Kitchen Islands

Adding beautiful functionality to your home

As kitchens have evolved from cooking spaces into gathering places, so have kitchen islands evolved to become a focal point in many homes. Today's islands are modern-day marvels that bring added beauty and functionality to the heart of the home.

Gain inspiration from our kitchen island design ideas and kitchen island storage and functionality options.

Designing Your Ideal Kitchen Island

Dark cherry kitchen with painted yellow kitchen island

Kitchen island cabinets provide an opportunity to make a design statement on a smaller scale. It's easy to turn an island into the showpiece of your kitchen, whether you want to match it with the rest of your cabinetry, use a new door style, embellish it with special details, or use contrasting colors — such as wall cabinets in a wood stain against an island with a pop of color — to make your island stand boldly on its own.

Kitchen Island Storage and Functionality

Kitchen island with open shelving and seating

The options for kitchen island functionality are endless, allowing you to prepare, cook and enjoy food with ease; gain added seating, storage and organization space; and create an entertaining hub where family and friends can partake in the activities in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.