Kitchen Islands – More Than Just Extra Counter Space

Kitchen Islands – More Than Just Extra Counter Space

Kitchen Islands – More Than Just Extra Counter Space
If there is one thing you will always see inside of a new luxury home, it’s a kitchen island.

There’s a big reason for this trend: they are awesome!

Kitchen islands have come a long way in recent years and now feature more amenities than ever before. The right kitchen island will fit your own specific needs. Whether you are looking for some extra dining space or another area to prepare dinner, modern kitchen islands are able to incorporate whatever you need make your kitchen great!

Here are some ways that you can get the most out of your new kitchen island:


Kitchens are so important to homeowners, making every inch of space very valuable. Kitchen islands can help you utilize your kitchen space efficiently in a variety of ways.

Make sure your kitchen island has enough space so that it can serve you in multiple ways. An island that is big enough to seat three to four people in raised barstools will function as a dining space or just a place to read the newspaper and relax. It is important to be mindful to leave wide enough alleys so that you can comfortably move about your kitchen.

Low Maintenance

While a kitchen island provides you with some very valuable multiuse space, do yourself a favor and choose an easy-to-clean and durable surface so that your island is a low-maintenance addition to your home. If you are planning on using your kitchen island mostly for social purposes, a worry-free surface will save you many headaches down the road.

You’ll want a material that is stain resistant and won’t soak up any liquids –not everyone remembers to use a coaster!

Glass is a popular option, mostly due to its versatility in design and coloring options. With glass, you can also play around with lighting to create some truly stunning looks.


Perhaps the best way to add value and utility to your kitchen island is with exciting and innovative features! Some common ones include:

Cooking Surface

If you are frequently hosting large dinner parties, you might need some extra cooking space to prepare large meals. Adding a stovetop to your island will practically double your available cooking space and ensure you always have a space burner available.


This is another great solution for those are always hosting the party, as it gives them a place to store drinks and other things that guests will be frequently looking for, keeping them from constantly rummaging through your main refrigerator.

Ice Maker

One of the more convenient features you can add to an island, an ice maker ensures that you always have enough ice for any occasion.

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Use these ideas when designing the kitchen of your beautiful custom home and be sure to browse our Pinterest page for even more design ideas!

Contact Landmark Homes of Tennessee today to learn more! 

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