Dark Cherry kitchen with island featuring open shelving and seating

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Kitchen Island Storage and Functionality

Making your island work for you

Kitchen islands work best when they are tailored to your specific needs. Consider including cabinets with built-in features that allow you to get the most out of your space. Here are a few kitchen islands with storage solutions to inspire your design.

Wastebasket and Recycling Center

Wastebasket Recycling Center Cabinet pulled out to show bins

Instantly remove trash and recyclables and keep them tucked neatly out of sight with a Wastebasket and Recycling Center Cabinet that pulls out to offer two separate bins.

Gourmet Super Cabinet

Kitchen island with Gourmet SuperCabinet open to show storage

Keep cooking essentials neatly in place with the ultimate storage and organization wonder, the Gourmet Super Cabinet, featuring pullout racks and shelves for easy and fast access.

Cutting Board and Wooden Cutlery Drawers

Cabinet drawer open to show cutlery tray and cutting board kit

Make food preparation and entertaining easier by having easy access to utensils and a cutting surface on the island with a Cutlery Tray and Cutting Board Kit.

Tray Divider

Roll out tray divider cabinet in use

Keep baking essentials or large serving platters at the ready with a handy Tray Divider Cabinet.

Electronic Devices

Laptop being charged on kitchen island with pop-up Sensio PowerPod

Use your island for recharging smartphones, tablets and laptops. Include a Power Pod that pulls up from the counter when needed, yet pushes down and out of sight when not in use.

Open Shelving

Black kitchen island with open shelving on one end

Incorporate open shelving to add storage space, perfect for use with or without storage baskets, or use shelving as display space for collectibles.

Wine Storage

Close up of kitchen island with wine storage cabinets

Adding a Wine Storage Cabinet with open cubbies for bottles on display adds both beauty and convenience to your kitchen island design.

Pet Care

Wastebasket cabinet re-purposed for storing dog food and treats

Create a feeding station with storage space for pet food and treats. This one was created using a Diamond Base Wastebasket Cabinet.