Add a Two-Tier Island in your Kitchen

We are always looking for the next big thing at M&M Construction Specialist. We scour design books, keep up with the latest trends and always use our imaginations to make our customer’s dreams become reality.

A simple two-tiered island with a stove-top.

Today we are focusing on multi-level islands and peninsulas in kitchens. They add work and dining space to kitchens. Dual counter heights create a food prep zone ideal for baking. One of the latest trends to create more usable kitchen space is to add a table height area to an island for eating, working or planning. Add an over-hang to an island or peninsula counter for informal eating.

Instead of stools, consider a bench for seating. Geometric shapes are replacing the traditional rectangular form to maximize function of island and peninsula counter space and add style. It’s very important to keep the amount of items on your island minimal. That way it does not look cluttered and close in the space.

This kitchen peninsula allows the once dead-space in the kitchen to be utilized.

This above peninsula allows the food prep area to be separate from the higher tiered eating area. It also fills in dead space in the center of the room that would have otherwise been wasted. Seating can be placed around the outside to help the rest of the house flow into the kitchen smoothly.

This island adds much needed storage and prep space to this kitchen.

The above kitchen island fits well into this rustic kitchen with exposed beams. Offering plenty of food prep space with a built-in butcher block, wine storage, and space to socialize, this kitchen island represents one of the best uses of a kitchen island if you have the appropriate space for it.

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