Kitchen island – 5 reasons to include it

Kitchen island

Nowadays, kitchens are no longer just for cooking – they are much more than that – a place to relax and entertain friends and family. Despite this, many new kitchen furniture projects do not reach their full potential! For example, only around half of homeowners say they would like a kitchen island, but kitchen islands are not only an elegant and modern way to update your kitchen, they also have a huge range of functional benefits.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where family and friends come together to cook, eat and socialise. And the centrepiece of your space? It’s a kitchen island that combines all your needs in one central workspace.

1. Kitchen island offers ample storage

If your kitchen project does not provide enough storage, a kitchen island can solve this problem. With extra baskets and drawers for storing cooking essentials, the kitchen island is a great addition to help with everyday tasks.

2. Additional seating for family and guests

The kitchen island can also function as a dining table and provide additional seating for enjoying your meals. The extra seating will come in handy whenever there’s a celebration, and in everyday life, the island can replace the dining table altogether and become the main seating area.

4. Additional work

You can never have too much work, so a kitchen island can serve as an extra surface on which to put food that’s already ready or to put aside for a while what you don’t need at the moment, such as utensils.

5. Additional space to include machinery

Although kitchen islands are not so popular in Latvia and Europe, if the size of the island allows it, it can be a great place for a sink, for example, or other necessary kitchen appliances, thus extending the workspace elsewhere in the kitchen area.

The island serves as a multifunctional space that can be used for whatever you like. It will be useful not only for cooking, but also when you have visitors!

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