When you envision your dream kitchen, do you picture a huge island in the middle? Or do you imagine a smaller one with a prep sink, maybe a few barstools? If a kitchen renovation is in your near future but you don’t quite know which way to go design-wise, then consider the following 7 great island ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

1. The bolder, the better

Consider contrasting your perimeter cupboards with the color of your island, especially if you’ve decided on neutral tones for your walls. Right now, bold green and blue are a trendy combination. Plus, the eye-catching contrast you’ll get against a neutral backdrop is sensational.

2. Casual bar dining

Need extra space to prepare food – but also like the idea of casual bar dining? Whether it's a cozy breakfast or simple dinner, adding an eating bar to your kitchen island might be a great solution for you. Not only would you have a neat little area for a quick bite, but you'll also have a roomy island to prepare for meals.

3. Add hanging storage

Does your kitchen leave you hanging for extra storage? Then maybe hanging storage shelves above your island is the solution you’ve been waiting for! Opt for shelving that’s the same length and width as your island so it integrates seamlessly. Even when it comes to a bathroom remodel, adding more shelves is an ideal way to get more storage.

4. Get a chef prep sink

If one of the main reasons you want to install an island is for a chef prep area, then consider also installing a mini sink. This is a fantastic addition to any workspace, especially if you’re an avid chef.

5. Add functionality with an L-shape

Have a corner kitchen? Then add a heavy heap of functionality – and save space – by going with an L-shaped island.

6. Need serious workspace? Go for two!

Kitchens with huge, open spaces can get some serious workspace by adding not just one, but two islands. In this case, you can use one of them for meal preparation, the other for dining.

7. Hide barstools with a wide overhang

If you have enough space in your kitchen and would like an additional eating area, then consider adding an extra-wide overhang to the island to hide barstools. This will keep the room looking neat and tidy.

David Waller Interiors

Not sure what to do about your kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation? At David Waller Interiors, our Port Orange, FL showroom professionals can help you find the best look for your home.