Kitchen islands are practically a must-have because they take care of so many needs. But one size does not fit all. Good kitchen island design takes into consideration how you use your kitchen. This determines what functions the island will handle, which then inspires the form it will take. To whet your kitchen island appetite, let’s look at 7 different kitchen island designs that are part of St. Louis kitchen remodels by Mosby Building Arts.

The island above is part of an open floor plan where the kitchen and family room share one great space. Dark stained oak with a Silestone countertop in Coffee Brown, this is the part of the kitchen triangle work zone where the kitchen sink and roll-out trash receptacle reside. It also has bar-height seating for three.

A Creve Couer, MO kitchen island has white flat-front cabinets and a Cambria quartz countertop, with a floating upper deck of sparkling midnight blue granite to serve as a tabletop for bar-height seating. Because this is a busy household, the island has a small utility sink, microwave drawer and a beverage refrigerator, which makes this a functional island for the children while the adults work elsewhere in this large modern kitchen.

For a Chesterfield, MO family who does frequent, large-scale entertaining, this large kitchen island is a multi-tasking showpiece. The work level of the island holds a microwave drawer, dishwasher and storage along with a deep, undermount sink. The quartzite countertop is not only a durable worksurface but a unique design element that wraps around the wood cabinets. The geometric second level with a ceramic tile finish has room for 8 bar-height seats along two sides, and a third tier platform for placing food and beverages. Mosby designed this island to be the accommodating and breathtaking focal point of the kitchen.

A Kirkwood, MO condo owner wanted to use existing dining room chairs with her new island, so the granite countertop surrounding the convection cooktop drops down for a dining height shelf on the opposite side. And this is a great example of how to design a kitchen island to meet specific needs, which is the ultimate luxury.

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A serious cook in St. Peters, MO wanted an island dedicated to nothing but cooking, so seating is elsewhere in the kitchen so she has unobstructed elbow room. Her maple wood island with a deep blue finish and light gray Cambria countertop has a convection cooktop with a retractable vent hood, an undermount utility sink, and storage tailored so everything she needs less than an arms-length away.

A kitchen island is not required to have appliances or plumbing. Sometimes you just need another work surface with extra storage, like this Webster Groves, MO island. The custom, furniture-grade base of cherry has a granite top, and space for only a single stool to tuck in. As it is part of a larger working, cooking and entertaining space, the island is designed to be a transitional space rather than a gathering place.

Another example designing an island for specific needs is this pretty white maple wood island with a black and white granite top. When at rest, it’s an inviting place to sit…

…that also happens to be the storage workhorse of the kitchen! Now you see it – now you don’t: deep drawers hold up to 50 pounds of cooking equipment, shallow drawers for cooking utensils and a slide-out holds two trash receptacles.

The classic adage that form follows function absolutely applies to kitchen island design. The certified kitchen designers at Mosby Building Arts will learn exactly what your needs are to create your unique kitchen island. View a portfolio of Mosby kitchen remodels. To get started, call Mosby at 314.909.1800 or contact them here.

Why Work with Mosby Building Arts?

If efficiency, knowledge and quality craftsmanship are of the utmost importance, then Mosby is the partner for you. We are a design build firm that handles every aspect of your remodeling project from beginning to end. All team members needed to complete your project (designers, architects and production crews) are under one roof to provide time and monetary efficiencies, quality control, and seamless communication throughout.

Custom Kitchen Remodeling

Mosby’s skilled craftsmen build your new kitchen right the first time, taking care of every detail. From cabinets and countertops to sinks and appliances, to kitchen islands and breakfast nooks, we can help you from start to finish. For St. Louis, Missouri kitchen design and remodeling, Mosby is the right choice.

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Semi-Custom Kitchen Remodeling

If the goal for your kitchen is to pull out all of the old items and replace with all new items in the exact same place, then your space is perfect for a Right Kitchen by Mosby. This streamlined process has a shorter timeline than what’s typical, so there’s less stress on you. Simply make your selections from a group of designer-curated finishes. Then we’ll quickly get to work removing your old cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances, and replace with everything new. It’s that simple!

Learn more about semi-custom kitchen remodeling here.

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Home Remodeling Peace of Mind

There’s no need to deal with multiple companies, or the frustration of the left hand unaware of what the right hand is doing. Mosby takes the guesswork out of home remodeling by planning the work and working the plan. You will know the scope of work and price before the first hammer swings. And the work will be done with a commitment to excellence and your happiness. All of Mosby’s remodeling work is backed by our 10-year workmanship warranty.

You can trust you’re in good hands with Mosby:

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