So just to be clear, I am not a kitchen designer. In other words, if you need a new footprint, or you need someone to design your cabinetry, where your spices and cookie sheets will be stored, well I am not that person.
In the literally thousands of homes I have been in, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly and to save you from the latter, here are some thoughts on your island and what you should NOT do, so here goes:
1. If your island is not designed to look like a piece of furniture similar to the one in the photo above, then DON’T paint it a different colour. You will simply draw attention to the fact that it’s totally dated.
2. If you are happy with the footprint (layout) of your kitchen, paint the whole thing white instead of ripping it out. And sometimes just taking out a dated, too small island and getting that piece re-designed can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your kitchen.
Spend the rest on decorating your house instead.
3. Do you have a dated smallish island and want to DO SOMETHING to it?
See this island? Do NOT paint it to stand out unless you do this to it:
So look! Tiny, dinky island, turn it around, extend it with a butcher block top, some new legs and Ta, Ta Da Da! So brilliant.
After (via The Nesting Game)
4. Your island should be a square or a rectangle, the end.
You will NEVER see an odd shaped island, or one finished in drywall, in House Beautiful magazine.
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