The kitchen island is a multi-purpose area that provides additional storage, extra counter space, and convenient seating. It can also be the stunning focal point of your new kitchen design. Find out what trends affect kitchen island design and see some photos of islands that were designed and installed right here in northern BC.
Drawers, Drawers, Drawers
The majority of kitchen islands feature drawers, drawers, and more drawers. This design choice is a little more expensive than going with cupboards, but the convenience is worth it. You’ll never have to bend down to crawl into the back corner of a cupboard ever again! Click the photos below to see full size images of several kitchen islands we’ve installed that feature plenty of drawers. You’ll notice that some also have space for microwaves, ovens, or fridges.
A Pop Of Colour
Two-tone cabinetry is a big trend. It’s where one colour of cabinets (usually white) is paired with another (blues and greens are most popular). You’ll see this trend used on kitchen islands where the island is often turned into a focal point by painting it a contrasting colour. Click on the photos below to view a full size image of these colourful kitchen islands.
Seating For 2 – 4 People
Even a small kitchen island can accommodate a few stools for meals on the go. Raised countertops have been trendy for several years, but now completely flat quartz countertops are taking the lead as the preferred style. See how these kitchen designs fit in a few spots for seating. Click on the photos below to see full size images of the island seating arrangements.
White Quartz Countertops
Quartz has now become the most popular type of countertop, and it’s not hard to see why. A stunning expanse of polished white quartz countertops can really draw the eye to your kitchen island. White quartz of all styles, including those with a slight marbled look, are the most sought-after at this point in time. Click on the photos below to see full-size images of the islands topped with quartz.