A kitchen island is a great functional part for cooking, peeling, washing, and even eating. This is a trend – more and more designers are creating kitchens with an island. Small kitchens usually don’t have such a function, but if you want one there are mini-options with many functions.
A mini kitchen island or even a micro kitchen island can perform the same functions as a normal one. It can have open and closed storage space – drawers and shelves, it can contain additional holders, hangers and hooks for pans, mugs and various kitchen utensils. A small kitchen island can contain a sink, dishwasher, dumpster, and dining room – a great idea for breakfast or drinks. Let’s look at some ideas to shrink your cooking, prep, and socializing space.
Mobile kitchen islands
A small mobile kitchen island is a great idea for any kitchen – whichever style you choose, casters make it portable, which is perfect for a tiny kitchen – it means you can move it anywhere when it’s not in there. The dining table top can be foldable or you can just use the entire countertop. Open shelves under the tabletop give your kitchen island a more airy look, and drawers and closed compartments create more space.
Not mobile kitchen islands
Non-mobile kitchen islands are great too, they are more stable and can make a statement in decor. Try a contrasting piece in bold colors and maybe even a different design that contrasts with the entire room. You can also try a waterfall kitchen island with one side attached to the wall: this is a great space saving idea and a cool dining space at the same time. Even if there isn’t a matching mini kitchen island for sale, you can make one of a few IKEA items yourself. There are tons of tutorials. Check out more ideas below and get inspired!