The treasured island: 3 versions of the kitchen hero

A metal kitchen island on wheels stocked with jarred ingredients sits next to a kitchen counter.

The treasured island: 3 versions of the kitchen hero

The kitchen is a do-it-all type of room, and we spend so much time there that every bit of space is precious. The easiest way to make more space and increase your kitchen’s functionality? A kitchen island. Here’s how we used islands to create more space for storage, eating, baking, and hanging with friends.

1. MAKE AN ISLAND YOUR DINING TABLE. If your kitchen’s too tiny for a table, consider this multi-functional wonder. Just pull up a barstool or two and you’ve got a place to dine, read, and store tableware all in one.

A large kitchen island holding snacks and glasses of wine, stores tableware on the shelves below.

2. SHOW OFF YOUR TABLEWARE with a spacious, open island. This one is large enough to also serve as a place to hang with your friends, and even enjoy a home-cooked meal. Bonus: you’ll save lots of cabinet space.

A metal kitchen island on wheels stocked with jarred ingredients sits next to a kitchen counter.

3. PERFECT FOR THE HOME COOK, this stainless steel island on wheels holds plenty of ingredients, tools and towels. Not to mention a work surface on which to create your next 5-star dish. When you’re done working with it, just roll it back to its corner.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Marianne Eriksson
Photographer: Simon Fritzell
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson