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January 20th, 2018

Islands to Add Some Spice to Your Kitchen

Cassie Adams

Looking over our saved pictures for future “Homespiration” posts I noticed a strong trend, Kitchen Islands. Did you know that you can add an island to your kitchen without replacing the whole kitchen? Adams & Co. can match the style and finish of your existing kitchen cabinets, or bring in some contrast with a different style and finish. Here are some ideas for your kitchen, and why we like them!

Small & Cozy

A pint-sized Island for a cozy kitchen, featured by Better Homes & Gardens on their Instagram last week is perfect for smaller spaces. If you think your kitchen is too small for an Island, think again! This island has seating for two, and two counter top heights to segment space between dining, and extra workspace. If you have issues with counter top clutter (Like me!) this style counter can help keep the workspace from getting cluttered with mail, papers, etc.

Rustic and Functional

This mid-sized Island, featured by Country Home Magazine on Instagram features cabinets and drawers that match half of the kitchen, and contrast with the other half. Practical storage for baking sheets and pans, a hand washing sink, and a seating area make this island super functional which we love. Finally, the look is capped off with some charming industrial style pendant lights that tie it together with the other rustic industrial elements throughout the room.

Elaborate and Contrasting

If you want your island to be the centerpiece of the kitchen then this dark ornate island shared by Better Homes & Gardens here is for you. The dark color of the cabinetry used in this island is striking against the white painted cabinets in the rest of the kitchen. Too much of this rich deep color might really make the room feel smaller and less airy, but paired with the rest of the light colors and bright windows, as well as the more ornate style of the cabinetry itself adds the perfect touch of elegance and class to this more country style kitchen.

Simple and Mobile

Another great find from Country Home Magazine’s feed is this simple and movable island/workstation. The best thing about a moveable kitchen island is that you don’t have to commit. Decide it would look better pushed against a wall? Need a little more space for a big canning project? No problem, this simple design can be moved wherever you need it. And if you need more storage, baskets or crates would be a perfect addition to the bottom shelf.

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