Day 103: Kitchen Islands

by MJ Gourd


Day 103 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

The concept of a kitchen island first appeared in homes during the 1950's.  It gained in popularity during the 1970's when "eat in kitchens" became passe, making room for the island.  Time to revamp your kitchen?  Here are some creative ideas for islands...

This island adds a pop of color in a kitchen with natural wood cabinets.

This island adds a pop of color in a kitchen with natural wood cabinets.

This island's mahogany top is a nice contrast to the perimeter slate counter tops.

This island's mahogany top is a nice contrast to the perimeter slate counter tops.

This island has a hotel like feel.  Love the added shelf and the rods for hanging dish towels.

This island has a hotel like feel.  Love the added shelf and the rods for hanging dish towels.

This looks like a large piece of furniture.  I like the addition of an extra sink.

This looks like a large piece of furniture.  I like the addition of an extra sink.

This island has a microwave drawer!  These are great, you don't need dedicated counter space for it and the drawer allows you to look in at what is being cooked rather than bending down to peer in!

This island has a microwave drawer!  These are great, you don't need dedicated counter space for it and the drawer allows you to look in at what is being cooked rather than bending down to peer in!

This dresser remake is perfect for a small kitchen.  It is very efficient!

This dresser remake is perfect for a small kitchen.  It is very efficient!

Need extra space to do your baking?  Great idea!

Need extra space to do your baking?  Great idea!