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Top 5 Ways To Use a Kitchen Island

The kitchen island is more than just a countertop; it’s a versatile centerpiece that can transform the way you interact with your kitchen. Whether you have a small space or an expansive one, the kitchen island is a powerhouse of potential. In this journal post, we explore the top five ways to make the most of your kitchen island, turning it into a functional and stylish focal point that enhances both your cooking and dining experiences.


Install a built-in stovetop or a sleek induction cooktop, creating a centralised cooking space that allows you to prepare meals while staying connected with family and guests.

Kitchen with dark cabinets and concrete island


Maximise the functionality of your kitchen island with intelligent storage solutions. Utilise drawers, cabinets, and open shelving to keep cookware, utensils, and small appliances organised and easily accessible. This not only declutters your kitchen but also enhances efficiency by having essential items within arm’s reach.

bright sea blue shaker style kitchen with an island used for seating and storage


Break away from traditional dining setups and utilise your kitchen island as a casual dining area. Incorporate stylish bar stools or chairs to create a comfortable and inviting space for quick meals, morning coffee, or casual conversations. This seamless integration of seating into your kitchen fosters a warm and inclusive atmosphere.

Kitchen with wooden cabinets and fluted details which has an island used for seating


Make a statement with your kitchen island by turning it into a dedicated entertaining focal point. Incorporate a wine cooler, create a designated cocktail station, or install an additional sink for easy cleanup during gatherings. Your island can become the perfect hub for hosting friends and family, fostering a lively and interactive atmosphere.

bright pink kitchen with brass hardware, end of island is used as booth-style seating

Appliance Hub

Consolidate your gadgets and appliances by designating your island as a central hub. Integrate built-in outlets, charging stations, and storage space for commonly used appliances like blenders, mixers, or even a microwave. This streamlined approach ensures a clutter-free countertop and simplifies your cooking routine. Some appliance brands we frequently use are: Fisher & Paykle, La Cornue, Lacanche .

kitchen with dark black cabinets with an island housing a wine cooler and cooktop

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