Kitchen Islands / September 24, 2018 / Alfred Johnson.
Use the space above. Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, where you can display a matching pan collection or your best stemware. You can also experiment with lighting elements, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood.
Our recent story on how to squeeze a narrow island into a small kitchen garnered numerous contributions from readers who have managed to make a mini island work in their homes. These narrow and small islands cleverly bring extra storage, prep space or seating into a space-challenged kitchen. Here’s a look at some of the best.
Custom design. Kellifonte had trouble finding an island that would work in her small kitchen, so she had one custom-made.
She requested a drop-leaf design, which gives her the flexibility to use the island for an occasional meal. But because she can fold down the leaves when not in use, she gets a little extra circulation space as needed.
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