Kitchen islands wear a lot of hats. They are natural room dividers, work surfaces, dining space, and even a convening hub during parties, as everyone gathers around to be social. Despite all that islands already do, there a still more ways to increase their usefulness and visual appeal in the kitchen. These simple upgrades are just the ticket.
Above, the brass bar for kitchen towels is a great addition to this table-turned-kitchen-island from Petal & Ply. A simple hook would do the trick as well.
If you have a stand-alone island, stick it on some casters to get a moveable and versatile work space. This repurposed desk is from My Old Country House.
Adding pegboard lets you eke out more storage from your existing kitchen (and brings you closer to Julia Child in the process). Via Better Homes & Gardens.
Jen of The Chronicles of Home added affordable molding to her kitchen island before painting it bright white, and now it looks custom and complete.
A previously basic white island seen on Remodelaholic got the shiplap treatment, capped off by some decorative corbels.
This island was original made from wood and conduit pipe, but the owner added hooks underneath the counter for hanging pots and pans. Via Houzz.
Serena & Lily styled this kitchen island with wallpaper panels to make it more stylish and interesting.