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Kitchen islands are an asset for many homeowners.

More and more homeowners are making the kitchen island the focal point of their kitchens. The popularity of kitchen islands has soared over the past decade. It’s easy to see why this feature is such a central point of so many kitchens. Not only does it provide a visual focal point for the kitchen but it is also a hub for cooking and gathering. Here are the three top changes you’ll notice after installing a kitchen island.

Expands Your Storage Space

Do you ever find yourself perilously balancing cookware as you try to make everything fit into your limited cabinet space? Kitchen islands offer several options for storage. You can choose exterior shelves, cabinets, pull out shelves, and drawers. You can even have custom storage solutions designed to hold specific items, such as a built-in knife block or a pull-out spice rack.

Provides Workspace Versatility

One of the biggest ways that kitchen islands change the game for homeowners is by adding more workspace and improving kitchen flow. Kitchen islands provide you with an additional work station, which relieves overburdened kitchen counters. Many homeowners even choose to equip their kitchen islands with stovetops or sinks so that they can do more food prep in this area. Having a work station in the middle of the kitchen that is close to the refrigerator, sink, and stove or oven can minimize the amount that you have to walk around the kitchen to get from point A to point B.

Acts as a Communal Hub

Not only do kitchen islands have the functional benefits of smoothing out your work flow and providing more storage solutions, they also provide the social benefit of being a place for family and friends to gather. A two-tier kitchen island can have one side designated for food prep and the other side raised and equipped with stools as a welcoming place to hang out while dinner or drinks are being prepared. The kitchen island will really change the way you use your kitchen!