Kitchens may be the heart of the home, but islands have a way of stealing the show. As kitchen islands become more elaborate and complex, they tend to turn into central gathering places for family and friends. I know I am guilty of spending hours drinking wine and chatting with my girlfriends around the kitchen island.
A kitchen island may be rolling or stationary, but in general the bigger the better. If space isn’t an issue, you can pretty much have any kind of island your heart desires. Here is my compilation of some of the best kitchen islands out there. Which one makes your heart flutter?
Islands usually host about 3 or 4 people, but supersized islands can hold up to 6 to 10 people. These islands are stunning both for their ability to host a lot of people at one time and also for storage. It can produce a bit of a diner or bar experience, but that may not be a bad thing!
Custom islands are made especially for your home. Whether you want a curved or elliptical island, wine racks or a waterfall edge, you can have it fabricated if space and money are no option. Disclaimer: If you plan to invest in a very unique custom island, I recommend doing this in your forever home to avoid any resale issues.
Double islands are a unique option, but stunning to behold. Most of the time the two islands are identical, but that isn’t always the case.
Large families or homeowners who love to entertain can really benefit from the two island option. Buyer beware: If you don’t typically host parties, having two islands will definitely make your house the one to be at!