No Counter Space? Try an Island!

Anyone who has spent ten minutes working in a kitchen knows that trying to work without enough counter space is practically a nightmare. Once you add a toaster, microwave, and coffeemaker to an already small counter, you’re left with practically nothing to work with. One solution to this problem is to consider adding an island to your kitchen. Even in small kitchens the addition of an island can make a world of difference. Check out this article for some basic kitchen island ideas:

24 Great Ideas for Kitchen Islands

Light and Dark –  Offsetting the gleaming white appliances in this California home: an island with dark soapstone counters and backsplashes, as well as ash cabinetry painted a muted gray-green. …

Kitchen IslandAnother option to consider is installing a sink in the island. This could function as your main sink or a secondary sink, making your island an extra workstation. You can contact your local Manassas kitchen plumber to see what arrangements would work with your kitchen. Here are some design ideas for island sinks:

15 Functional Kitchen Island with Sink

Whenever we say kitchen island, we usually picture a table-like feature in the middle of our kitchen where we prepare food or where we can eat basically after preparing the food then and there. But when you think about it, if you have a limited space at home, putting a sink in the island can save your kitchen layout. …

Alternatively, if you’re a creative individual on a limited budget you might try creating your own kitchen island. Perhaps you could turn that old dresser into a kitchen centerpiece – it’s cheap and easy, and adds a whole lot of character to the kitchen! Read below for some ideas:

Around the Block: 12 Upcycled Kitchen Islands

Are you looking for more storage or workspace in your kitchen but are reluctant to splurge on a custom kitchen island? Here are 12 creative islands that sprang up from pieces that were recycled, reused, or rescued from elsewhere in the home. With a little elbow grease, paint, and imagination…

Before you despair over never having enough kitchen space, look up your options. You might be surprised at some of the solutions!


Rachel is a graduate from Grove City College, where she studied Communications, English, and Theatre. She currently has a plethora of unrelated jobs, of which blogging from the comfort of her bedroom is one.

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