20 Kitchen Island Designs

As the heart of the modern kitchen, the island revs up the room's function factor with extra storage space, work surfaces and as a cooking station. Perhaps, one of the most important roles that many islands play is that of gathering place. Family and friends love to hang out in the kitchen, and the island offers the perfect place to do just that. Today's hardworking, multi-tasking kitchen island designs can be found in every style from charming country to sleek modern providing a myriad of varying functions to each space.

Bonus: A retractable iPhone controlled kitchen island!

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