Kitchen islands can offer everything we want from our modern day kitchens, from generous counter space and storage to seating for family members or guests who want to join the fun. They also give us more opportunities to be creative with our kitchen designs. These 10 great kitchen islands all add something special to their respective spaces and prove that options for creating unique focal points are endless. They do have one thing in common though — they truly make these kitchens feel like the heart of the home.
Placing a dependable table in the kitchen means creating yet another space that can make the entire family feel truly at home. For the person who cooks, there is a certain satisfaction that can be derived in being able to prepare food for the family. For the others, there is a sense of security in knowing that good food is always waiting at home. Even merely sitting down in the kitchen can be very relaxing, because of the familiar and comforting smells of food that surround it. The kitchen table can be a tool not just for keeping the family nourished, but for creating memories and making relationships stronger.
Mix & Match With both contemporary and rustic themed kitchens, you could consider being a bit bold and selecting kitchen table and chair sets that do not exactly match. This will add a bit of a whimsical fun touch to your kitchen. If you prefer having your chair sets match your table you could, instead, select chair pads in different styles and colors to bring a fresh look to your kitchen; one that you can change frequently with the seasons or as your mood suits you. Whatever your kitchen theme, be sure to select the right table that not only fits in with your current style but also suits your lifestyle. For example, a glass topped table is not necessarily the best choice for your family if your family spends a lot of time at it doing crafts, projects, or any other heavy-use activity.