Comparative Guide to Kitchen Islands

Here at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center, we want to help you create your ideal home. For many homeowners, the ideal kitchen includes an island, which provides a combination of extra storage, workspace, and seating. What you may not know is that there are many styles of kitchen islands to choose from, so to help you get to know your options, our team will be going over a few of the most popular choices below:

  • L-Shaped – L-shaped islands are a popular choice due to their typical generous size, which in turn offers similarly generous storage space. In addition, L-shaped kitchen islands provide a great spot for bar-style seating and ensure that there’s plenty of room for multiple cooks to work at the same time.
  • U-Shaped – U-shaped kitchen islands tend to be even more spacious than L-shaped ones, making them appealing to many home chefs. They provide plenty of space for storage, a generous work area, and ample seating for your guests. On the other hand, their increased size can be a poor fit for some kitchens, as their bulk can get in the way of traffic flow to the rest of your home.
  • Galley – Galley islands are simpler in design than the two previous options–simple rectangles with no bends–which makes them a highly versatile option. Since they have no corner cabinets, they maximize storage space and ease of access, and the streamlined shape allows for smooth traffic flow all around. Of course, some homeowners find the design of galley islands too plain, but for others this choice is just right.