Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover — Reader Kitchen Remodel

Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover — Reader Kitchen Remodel

cooktop on island, sink by window**** Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover — Reader Kitchen Remodel

A stainless steel kitchen hood stands over a kitchen island fitted with white cabinets and a gray granite countertop as well as a stainless steel freestanding stove alongside a gray trellis rug.

A stainless steel kitchen hood stands over a kitchen island fitted with white cabinets and a gray granite countertop as well as a stainless steel freestanding stove alongside a gray trellis rug.

Utilize pullout shelves and cabinets to increase visibility. Pullouts work well for storing smaller items, such as jars of spices or bottles of vinegars and oils, so they are less likely to get lost in the recesses of a cavernous cabinet.

Kitchen Island Storage Ideas and Tips

Pullouts rock Utilize pullout shelves and cabinets to increase visibility. Pullouts work well for storing smaller items, such as jars of spices or bottles of vinegars and oils, so they are less likely to get lost in the recesses of a cavernous cabinet.

Smart kitchen island measurements: If your kitchen is less than 8 feet wide and 12 feet long, don't even think about an island. You need 36 inches between the island's perimeter and cabinetry. For two cooks, you'll want an island at least 4 feet long and a little more than 2 feet deep. | Photo: Mark Luthringer | thisoldhouse.com

Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Island with cooktop and large decorative venthood. This Old House link includes many other great kitchen island design considerations.

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