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Customize Your Kitchen Island in 5 Cool Ways

Kitchen Island Customizations About Kitchens and Baths

One kitchen remodeling trend that has remained popular for ages is the kitchen island

One kitchen remodeling trend that has remained popular for ages is the kitchen island. This is because it offers aesthetic interest while also improving the space’s usability – a winning combination in any home remodeling project! To make your kitchen island stand out, consider these five cool design ideas.

Upcycled Stools Added to Your Kitchen Island

You can make even a dull, pre-fab island unique by customizing the stools that you use for entertaining around it. You don’t have to pay a chunk of change for them either. Find chairs that are sturdy and comfy, at a cheap furniture store or second-hand store, for instance, and give them a little DIY makeover. Change the color or pattern by staining or painting the wood or reupholster the seats with fun fabric. This is also a great way to truly make the island unique if you opt for a specialty fabric that speaks to your interests.

Interesting Color

The island could be the perfect place to add a pop of color to your kitchen as visual interest in the countertop, the wood’s finish, or both. While you don’t want your island to clash with the rest of the room, it is okay to want it to stand out a little. You could even use a color with therapeutic benefits, like blue.

Added Texture to Your Kitchen Island

If a pop of color isn’t preferable for your aesthetic, consider adding texture instead. The island’s sides are a great place to include molding or shiplap to create visual interest or add some open shelving. This is also a great way to extend your kitchen’s textured element that you already love and would like a little more of, without redoing the whole room. 

Private Sommelier

Okay, so you probably won’t be hiring a wine steward to work at your island, but you could design the island to give you that feel. Integrating a wine rack into the island design is easy since this is a fairly popular feature, as is a mini fridge or wine cooler. You could also include specialty options, like a built-in corkscrew or storage for your wine glasses. 


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