Most people think that a large kitchen island is not a good idea. The large size would take too much space and block the access to every corner of the kitchen. In fact, big size kitchen island, especially for a big kitchen can be a perfect solution for the most practical kitchen ever.
Kitchen island/working top
A big kitchen island can be a great deal for you who love to cook but do not have too much leisure time. You can choose a simple design of kitchen island with a lot of storage and open rack under it. It will make us much easier to reach every cooking utensil. If the kitchen island is big enough, you can even install a sink and build some part of the kitchen island with stainless steel counter top.
This sink can be the best part of the kitchen island where you can prepare the cooking materials and wash the dishes. On the other side, we can add some chairs or bar stools. It can be the best part of your kitchen where you can gather with your family while cooking.
Eliminate the table
Since we have a big kitchen island we do not need to have a dinner table in your kitchen especially if it is an open layout kitchen. Just eliminate the dinner table. Then, choose a kitchen island with additional counter top with longer part on some part of the kitchen island so we can have several seating around the kitchen island.
For the most comfortable seating, we can choose arm-less chair with simple back. It would be even nicer if we choose the chairs that go with the kitchen island design. For example, we have kitchen island with marble counter top we can have have dark polished wooden chairs. For modern kitchen, we can have aluminum or metal chairs. To make your dining table perfect, you can install hanging fixture over the kitchen island.
Kitchen island with storage
The last idea is to install extra storage under your kitchen island. You can have some installed cabinet and open rack under the kitchen island. It can be a perfect idea, especially if it is difficult to install some kitchen cabinet to some part of your kitchen. Here is a little tips, you need to arrange the cabinet very well and install the right track otherwise it will be difficult for you arrange your stuffs and to reach it. A kitchen island with open cabinet is the perfect choice.