Kitchen Backsplash eclectic kitchen

Do you long for a kitchen island but fear that your kitchen is too small to handle one? This may not be the case. Like me, you may have had a large, clunky, massive image of a kitchen island in your head. You see, yesterday I was checking out my friend Heather’s new pad, and she mentioned adding an island to her kitchen. With the above-mentioned big island in my head, I thought she was a little nuts, but then I started browsing Houzz.

I stumbled upon a slew of islands that resemble tables and free-standing industrial counters. These models have a lot of advantages. While they don’t have as many storage options as their clunkier island brothers, their open shapes take up less visual and physical space.

If all you really need is an extra surface for working and gathering, and perhaps an extra shelf, here are some options to consider for your kitchen.