While a kitchen island can be as simple as a table with open legs, many new kitchen islands are being designed with useful and decorative touches.
Some kitchen islands are elaborate custom-built pieces of fine cabinetry and include a sink, granite counters, cabinets for storage, a second dishwasher, a warming oven. The sky's the limit if you have room.
The simplest and most common kitchen island has a single surface , like a tabletop. But amulti-level islandcan incorporate both food preparation and eating areas, wine racks, shelves, bar sinks, and other amenities. A step-down or step-up surface adds interest and separate work areas.
A large kitchen can accommodate multiple islands. A food preparation island near the sink or stove serves as a work space. A serving or eating island can convenient and useful.