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Get a Kitchen Island with Seating for an Instant Kitchen Makeover

Updated on November 26, 2016

Kitchen islands with seating are an attractive way to gain the work space and storage space your kitchen needs. They can be a great way to add instant storage space, a prep surface, and a breakfast bar / space for casual dining.

Gain more storage space and seating without the hassle and expense of redoing your whole kitchen or getting a custom island.

Choose an easy-to-assemble island that fits the style and space of your kitchen, and watch how fast it becomes the new center of your home.

Wondering if it's a good idea to buy a kitchen island online? Here are a few reasons why shopping online beats shopping at the stores:

* Get lower prices online

* Enjoy shopping from the comfort of your home, at your convenience

* See reviews from previous purchasers

* Enjoy free shipping

* Shop a wider selection than at your local retail store

Imagine having a cozy space where you and your spouse can have coffee or a quick meal, or a homework station where you can keep the kids nearby while you prepare dinner.

For households that like to cook together, the accessible surface of a kitchen island easily allows multiple people to prepare food at the same time. It also gives the home chef the room to really spread out, and space for him / her to store store stand mixers and other kitchen appliances. It also provides much needed extra prep space for cooking and entertaining during the holidays.

Here are my top picks for various kitchen sizes. They all ship ready to assemble.

Black Kitchen Island

Also available in oak or white
Also available in oak or white

Kitchen Island with Seating for 2

Gain counter space, storage space, and additional seating in an attractive package with this classic piece of furniture. (Matching chairs / bar stools sold separately.)

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Made of solid hardwood (not particleboard) this sturdy island features an oak countertop, sculpted edges, raised detailing, and brushed nickel hardware. The craftsmanship will add visual interest to your d├ęcor, and may even fool your guests into thinking it was custom-built by professionals.

Storage: It's equipped with 2 utensil drawers, 2 cabinets with adjustable shelves for storing extra pots or other cookware, and open storage with adjustable shelves on the sides.

The drop leaf provides extra surface area for dining, and folds down to save space when not in use.

This is the perfect place to prepare food, have breakfast, or sit the kids to do homework while you cook.

Oak Kitchen Island

Who says you can't enjoy a kitchen island even if it didn't come built-in with your home?

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You can have a brand new space to store pantry supplies, pots and pans, wine glasses, seldom-used kitchen gadgets, fine china, or cookbooks that you want to keep handy.

Use your island to create a cozy breakfast nook or to gain some much needed counter space without undergoing an expensive renovation.

Portable Small Kitchen Island with Seating for 2

This rolling kitchen island is great for small kitchens and apartments, and would also be convenient addition to practically any size kitchen.

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Get a compact eating area with storage to boot. The overhang provides ample space for two people to have a meal. This island has a small footprint that gives you flexibility over where to place it. It's a convenient way to add a prep and storage space and seating, while maintaining a flexibility over your kitchen layout. Locking casters help it stay put wherever you park it.

Storage: Two closed cabinets, two utility drawers, a towel bar and a knife rack.

Tips for Buying Kitchen Islands with Seating Online

Kitchen islands can help make the most of unused space, but make sure you have enough room in your kitchen to spare. Most islands are about 4 feet long and 2+ feet deep, but be sure to calculate additional room for people to work around it and walk by it. Save 3-4 feet of empty space around the island and its chairs or stools.

Tape off the island area with masking tape and see if you can easily maneuver around it. Open oven and refrigerator doors to make sure your new island won't interfere.

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