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20 of the Most Stunning Kitchen Islands

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For many people who love to cook and entertain, their kitchens are their pride and joy.  There’s nothing better than being able to cool and serve meals in a kitchen that you’re absolutely in love with.  However, when it comes to kitchens, design can’t be more important than functionality.  Of course you want your kitchen to look good, but you want to be able to use it too.  With that being said, kitchen islands are often a great solution.  These stand alone structures can serve several purposes in a kitchen, and open up the space to make it feel larger and more welcoming.  In some kitchens, the islands simply serve as extra counter space, while in others, extra storage space – and even the sink, can be part of the island.  However, one of the best things about islands, is that in most cases, they provide plenty of seating.  If you’re used to sitting around a traditional kitchen table, an island might be a very nice change of pace.  Plus, islands aren’t just good for making your kitchen more functional, but they can also make your kitchen look more modern as well. For many people who are thinking about remodeling, it’s important that they stay up on the latest looks and trends, and nobody gets left behind.  With these awesome designs, you’ll be keeping up with the Joneses and then some. Here are 20 of the most stunning kitchen islands.

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A kitchen island may seem a basic element in a new kitchen, but the choices and details can be overwhelming.For the chef sophisticate, this creative kitchen island adds a grounding center and more of a cooking-slash-social gathering space rather than storage. And for a bit of contrast, the outer kitchen islands rich brown countertop warmly offsets the center islands white surface, as well as the marble kitchen backsplash.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.