Is a kitchen island for you?
It’s been popular in recent years to include an island in a kitchen layout. The benefits are many, and the only real drawback is the space required.
Islands provide more counter space, which is always an advantage, and the storage islands provide underneath are a benefit. Working on an island can be more pleasant than working on a perimeter countertop where you’re facing a wall. An island work area allows you to face guests or family member while you prep, or feel connected to people in adjacent rooms if you have an open floor plan.
Each kitchen space is unique in terms of what can be done and brings a different set of challenges and inputs from the client and home. Particularly in older homes, space can really be at a premium, and some kitchens are better served without islands. Sometimes a peninsula is an excellent alternative.