Things You Need on a Wood Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands serve several purposes in the heart of your home. They enhance your food prep by creating extra counter space, provide extra spots for people to sit and enjoy food, and update the look of your kitchen if you don’t have an island already. Woodcraft Furniture understands the need for a beautiful and functional wood kitchen island. In today’s blog, we explain the things you need to incorporate into the design of your wood kitchen island.

Storage 

A wood kitchen island allows you to expand your kitchen storage. Cabinets, shelves, and drawers serve as places to store food prep utensils, serving bowls, cutting boards, cleaning implements, glasses, and anything else you want handy. What you store in the wood kitchen island depends on the unique needs of your kitchen.

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Towel Holder

Towels help keep your kitchen clean, whether you use sturdy cloth or disposable paper ones. A towel holder on the side, whether it’s for cloth or paper, keeps your cleaning implements close. If you have paper towels, consider a spot for a kitchen trash can under your wood kitchen island. This way, the trash can is always convenient when you’re working in the kitchen.

Cutting Board

Cutting boards make food prep easier by giving you a dedicated surface for chopping vegetables, fruits, and meats. Having a cutting board flush with the top surface of a wood kitchen island prevents it from slipping back and forth as you work. The cutting board should go by the edge of the kitchen island so you can easily slide the food into a bowl, pan, plate, or storage container. 

Electric Cooktop

An electric cooktop is a great choice for a wood kitchen island. It’s easier to install electricity versus gas in your island. Even two extra burners expand your cooktop space and let you prepare multiple dishes at once. Connecting electricity to your kitchen island also allows you to have outlets for using electric appliances such as mixers, toasters, processors, a microwave, and more.   

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Wood Kitchen Islands by Woodcraft Furniture

Woodcraft Furniture works with more than a dozen manufacturers to design and create the furniture of your dreams. We have plenty of options when it comes to a wood kitchen island to upgrade and update your home. Contact Woodcraft Furniture or stop by one of our showrooms to start the conversation about your new addition. What can we create for you?

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