One of the biggest complaints that many people have about their kitchens is that there's not enough preparation space. If you have a small kitchen, you might not have a lot of room on the counters to chop, mix, and prepare food, making it more challenging to cook your favorite meals. With a kitchen island, you can add more space for prepping and at the same time add some visual appeal to your kitchen. Some kitchen islands even come with storage options where you can keep your countertop appliances and other necessities.
In addition to giving you more counter space and room for storing cooking equipment, a kitchen island can provide valuable extra seating. It can be constructed with two tiers, one of standard height for preparing food and one that's high enough to accommodate bar stools where you can grab a quick meal, do some paperwork, or just keep the chef company. Islands can also increase your efficiency as a cook because you don't have to move around as much.
When you decide on a kitchen island, you're not limited to one specific style, size, or color. JCPenney carries hundreds of options in a variety of colors so you can pick the one that looks best with your cabinetry, countertops, and flooring.
The materials on top also vary, from environmentally friendly bamboo to granite, stainless steel, or other types of wood. Carefully consider what you will use the kitchen island for before you decide on which style to buy. Certain materials are harder to keep clean, while others stain easily. Some of the kitchen islands available at JCPenney have a modern flair, while others have classic styling that would fit in a traditional kitchen.
Various kitchen island options provide more functionality. Rolling kitchen carts work well as islands and are great for moving heavy appliances or cooking ingredients around the kitchen. You can find kitchen islands with different configurations of drawers, shelves, and cabinets, including sections specifically designed for storing bottles of wine and glasses. Other options include drop-leaf extensions, towel and spice racks, and built-in or removable cutting surfaces.
If you need more space or functionality in your kitchen, consider adding a kitchen island from JCPenney.