Super-Island: The Kitchen Island Gets a Makeover

Large kitchen

Design trends continue to feature the kitchen and its many accessories – and in 2020, the oversize kitchen island is in the spotlight – and on the must-have lists of home buyers.

Greg Dodge of Design Basics says that customers are asking for “five-foot-deep islands which have back-to-back 24-inch-deep base cabinets, plus a 12-inch eating bar on at least one side.” An oversize island allows seating on two sides to accommodate family and friends. It also provides more workspace in the kitchen as well as storage for cookbooks and small appliances.

To make the kitchen island more functional, you can add an extra sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, or even a wine cooler. And for added style and flair, use a pop of color to the cabinets and stool cushions.