At Kiba Studios, we love helping people discover the best in kitchen remodeling, and there is perhaps one feature that is requested more than anything: the kitchen island. The island has been the centerpiece of many kitchen designs for the past few decades, and we love helping customers come up with the ideal layout that includes the island they’ve always wanted.

Once your island is installed, however, how do you plan on using it? One of the best things about the island is that it can be used for a number of things, from a spot for the kids to do their homework to the prime location for appetizers during a dinner party. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways that you can use your new kitchen island!

Gathering Space

Everyone knows that when you have people over, especially close friends and family, that the prime gathering space is the kitchen. Since the island is the centerpiece of the kitchen, it’s only natural that people will congregate around it. If you have an integrated bar top in your island for seating, then it can be a great place to sit and catch up with an old friend, or a place where multiple people can sit while you finish the last few things before dinner.

Food Prep

Speaking of getting dinner ready, the island can be indispensable when it comes to food and meal prep. It is, after all, another counter space, and you can use it while mixing, rolling, chopping, or stirring. If you’re preparing a big holiday meal, or you’re having the entire family over in the summer, then you’re going to need all the prep space you can find. Having an island can make life much easier as you’re trying to prepare multiple recipes at once!

Buffet-Style Dining

When people come over for a holiday meal or dinner party, having everything on the dining room table is usually not conducive to comfortable eating. Depending on how many people you’ve invited, some guests might be sitting in the kitchen and the living room to eat. Using the island for buffet-style dining can allow you to present every dish for easy access, and you won’t have to worry about taking up precious table space in the dining room. Guests can serve themselves and then find a place to sit, including at the island itself!

Storage Solutions

When you designed your kitchen, you likely included plenty of cabinets and cupboards for storage. However, as the years have passed, you’ve accumulated more dishes and cookware, but not more storage space. Your island can provide a great solution for additional storage, and you can often store small appliances, mixing bowls, and other kitchen items in the island’s drawers and cupboards, and leave the other spots in the kitchen for glasses, silverware, and more.

Create Your New Island Today

If your kitchen doesn’t currently have an island, but you’ve been thinking about adding one, then we’d love to work with you. Our kitchen remodeling experts can answer all of your questions and help you understand how best to integrate an island into your new design and layout. We know that every homeowner has different needs and a different budget, and we can work within any parameters to give you the kitchen you’ve always wanted.

Your kitchen island can be used for so many different purposes, and we know that you’ll love how well it fits into your everyday routine. If you have specific questions or you want to see how our design experts can help, then please contact us right away.

We’re here to make your dream kitchen a reality!