There’s no denying the kitchen island is one of the most practical and timeless of kitchen staples, whether you use it as extra counter space for prepping meals or serving appetizers – or both.
1. Use the kitchen island for practical storage...
Entertaining large parties takes time, planning and (a whole lot of) storage space.
Look for kitchen islands with shelves to keep practical supplies, like dishes and towels, on hand and easy to access.
2. ...and to serve drinks and appetizers before the main course.
Whet guests’ appetites by turning your kitchen island into a makeshift bar cart – perfect for serving savory delights come party time.
3. Remember, too, that the kitchen island doesn’t have to be a ‘kitchen island.’
If your kitchen island is normally in the center of the kitchen, consider pushing it to the side – or in a different room altogether – to make room for heavier foot traffic.