Kitchen Island Additional Cabinet Storage

4 Ways a Kitchen Island Can Improve Your Space

Kitchen islands are a popular trend these days, but have you ever thought about why so many people look for ways to add an island to their kitchen? Read on about four ways a kitchen island can improve your space – and be inspired by photos of Mingle projects that feature awesome kitchen islands!

Space for Prepping Food / More Countertop Space

Regardless of the size of your kitchen, it’s often difficult to find counter space when you need it. Sometimes there are so many small kitchen appliances and storage containers parked along the back of the counter that there isn’t much space remaining for food prep. This is one of the big advantages of a kitchen island, as it gives you more space to spread out and comfortably prepare your meals.

Kitchen Island Countertop Space

Kitchen Island with Countertop Space

Countertop Space to Prep Food

Kitchen Island with Countertop Space to Prep Food

Storage / Additional Cabinetry

Kitchen islands not only provide more countertop space, but also come with more cabinets, meaning more storage! Utilize under-island cabinets for things you need to access frequently, or use the additional space for accessories such as garbage/recycling centers or pull out drawers for pots and pans.

Kitchen Island Cabinetry Storage

Kitchen Island with Cabinetry Storage

Kitchen Island Additional Cabinet Storage

Kitchen Island with Cabinetry Storage

Social Gatherings

Not only can you prep and serve food on your kitchen island, but you can host a social gathering at it, too! A kitchen island is the perfect spot for friends and family to gather casually, or with optional seating, the island becomes a convenient place to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or grab a quick meal.

Kitchen Island Seating

Kitchen Island Seating

Kitchen Island Seating for Social Gathering

Kitchen Island with Room for Social Gathering

Design Statement / Add Style

A kitchen island gives you the opportunity to add a stylish flair to your kitchen. Your island does not have to match existing cabinetry. Choose a contrasting color, a striking countertop, fabulous pendants and unique bar stools to make your island the new focal point of your kitchen.

Kitchen Island Design Statement

Kitchen Island with Design Flair

Stylish Kitchen Island

Stylish Kitchen Island

Have questions about designing a kitchen island right for your space? Learn more about our kitchen design services or schedule an appointment with a kitchen and bath designer to get started on your kitchen island or kitchen design today.

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Rhianna Hawk says January 28, 2019

I’m considering getting a service to help me redesign my kitchen, and putting in an island is a great thing to discuss with them, for sure. It’s good that they can add more cabinetry that way, as my kitchen does need more storage space. I appreciate you talking about how it can be a great hub for social gatherings, as well.

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    MacKenzie Kush says January 28, 2019

    Hi Rhianna,

    Our clients tell us that their kitchen island has definitely become the focal point of their kitchen as well as their new gathering space! Our cabinet designers have many creative solutions that will maximize storage and make your entire kitchen function more efficiently. Please let us know if we can assist you on your project. You can schedule an appointment on line (https://www.mingleteam.com/appointment/) or give us a call at 763.717.8500. Thanks for your feedback!

    MacKenzie @ Mingle

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