10 Ways to Spruce up Your Kitchen Island


You’re looking at your kitchen, are you thinking about how something needs to change? You want to give it a fresh, new look, but you’re not sure just how to achieve it? The good news is that you don’t have to opt for absolute kitchen remodeling of your San Diego home.

How to enhance the look of your kitchen island

A kitchen island is the centerpiece of every kitchen, and the one item that draws all of the attention as you or anybody else walks in. Deciding to dress up your kitchen island is the next thing after doing a complete kitchen overhaul. Let’s see what the best ways to liven up your kitchen island are.

  1. Color

    Add some dramatic flair to your kitchen by being brave and opting for a bold color choice for your kitchen island. You can go for some dark parts, a contrasting countertop, and give the entire look a splash of vivid with colorful bar stools.

  2. Mirror

    Mirrored kitchen island fronts and sides do sound a bit out there, but it’s an amazing choice if you’d like your kitchen island to float away, instead of standing out. Mirrors create an illusion of smaller kitchen islands, and if you go for vintage-finish glass, you’ll add some mystery to it as well.

  3. Wainscoting

    Classics are classics for a reason, and wainscoting never goes out of style, especially if you’re going for the cottage feel for your home. However, wainscoting works as an amazing contrast to contemporary or transitional kitchens since it adds some much-needed texture to the space.

  4. Wood

    If you have hardwood or wood-reminiscent laminate flooring, why not go for a wood option for your kitchen island? It’s simple, it’s effective, and it will create a mirage of the island blending and rising from the floor. Sounds intricate, looks great.

  5. Styling

    Sometimes, all you need to do to freshen up your kitchen atmosphere is to give your island some small styling touches. You can place feet or legs to the exterior of your island, which will give it a whole new look. This will make your kitchen island stand out from the cabinets and make it look as a separate activity hub.

  6. Island cart

    Going for an island cart can be considered cheating since you’re not actually dressing up your current island. You can replace the fixed island with a cart to give your kitchen a proper Master Chef vibe. Especially if the cart’s stainless steel.

  7. Molding

    If you want your kitchen island to resemble furniture, the easiest way to achieve it is to adorn the corners and the faces with some molding. This look is absolutely essential in all transitional kitchens, and it will give your kitchen an air of sophistication.

  8. Salvaged materials

    There’s nothing quite so popular nowadays as using salvaged materials in your home and giving them a new life. Tin ceiling tiles, metal sheeting from closed restaurants, distressed lumber can all be used to reinvent the fronts of your kitchen island and give it a contemporary, nature-friendly feel.

  9. LEDs

    This look is not for everyone, and it certainly isn’t adequate if we’re talking traditional, cottage-like kitchens. However, if your home is modern, a couple of LED strips underneath the counter can do the trick and make the entire island pop, brightening the entire kitchen.

  10. Hardware

    Finally, why not invest in some great looking hardware to suspend above your kitchen island? Brass is unstoppable and forever trendy, and buying some brass hardware in those gorgeous golden tones will give your kitchen a completely different look.

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