We’ve all been there: we’re trying to create the perfect island for the kitchen and the ideas seem contradictory. However, there’s no need to sacrifice looks for functionality! You can have them both with a gorgeous two-level island. Just take a look at our example.
The taller half of the island (shown above) may look as if it is the more important of the two because it houses the cabinets and wares while providing a good work surface. The shorter half could also look as the more important of the two because people like it better: it’s the perfect area for an informal get-together. Both are important for your kitchen!
There isn’t a need to use more than two cabinets to achieve a distinct look for your kitchen island. By using countertop materials, normally granite or quartz, a box can be built around your cabinets for a clean modern look.
If you have space for a 72″ x 26 island (including counter), then design two 36″ four drawer base cabinets; this configuration can be done in a much smaller scale using just two 15″ cabinets. Put a full panel to cover the back and wrap it with granite.
Is there still room to spare? Attach another top about 12” lower than the island and support it at the other end with the same material for a wide open and minimalist look that very practical You’ll need at least 48″ for four stools.
To start your own IKEA kitchen makeover, get in touch with one of our designers today! Also, check out some related blog entries: