How to Design the Perfect Kitchen Island

How to Design the Perfect Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is one of the most versatile design elements that you can put into your custom kitchen.

A kitchen island is one of the most versatile design elements that you can put into your custom kitchen. It can perform a wide variety of functions, depending on your needs. Plus, who doesn’t want extra storage and counter space in the kitchen? Follow this handy guide to get started on a kitchen island that works for your family!


There should be at least 42” of clearance between the island and the nearest appliance or piece of furniture. If you have a smaller kitchen, you may want to take some measurements to see how much space you’ve got to work with. In a large kitchen, size isn’t really an issue.


The coloring of your kitchen island could go one of two ways: matching or contrasting. If you want, you can make the island colors and materials match the rest of your kitchen for a more uniform appearance. You can also choose to do something radically different. Many homeowners choose to make the color scheme of their island contrast with the rest of the kitchen, to really make it “pop”. This can create a great focal point for the space as well.


It is actually quite common for a kitchen island to be a different height than the rest of the counter space. If you’re going to use yours for eating space, you could have a taller side for eating and make the other side counter height and put a cook top in. The varying height can add dimension to your kitchen, but it doesn’t work for every home. Keep your family’s needs in mind when planning your kitchen island.

Storage and Appliances

This is where you can really have some fun with your kitchen island design. An island is a fantastic place to put some of your smaller appliances, such as a dishwasher, microwave, or a wine fridge. Depending on the size of the island, you can build a significant amount of drawer and cabinet space into it as well.

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