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.
Added a built-in breakfast nook can be a good way to make room for a kitchen table. Breakfast nooks are becoming popular because homeowners find them to be cozy and intimate, especially in larger kitchens. The typical breakfast nook is usually set into a bump-out that sticks out beyond the outside wall of the kitchen like a mini wing. It has windows on three sides, providing close-up views of a backyard or garden. A breakfast nook can be used with most any kitchen design style. For instance by added some distressed paint a breakfast nook can also fit right in with a French, Tuscan, or rustic style kitchen.
The Dinette Set The mainstay of television families was the square kitchen table with four chairs and this is the type of kitchen furniture most of us grew up with. Designed for homes with formal dining rooms this style kitchen table and chairs was definitely created for casual family dining. Sedate in design this style table was functional without overwhelming the room. While significantly smaller and less space occupying than the pub style table, the dinette style kitchen-seating works well in most kitchens and functions as a family community center.