Kitchen islands are no longer those narrow surfaces just for food preparation or to serve as an occasional breakfast bar. They have become focal points of the kitchen. One of the changes emerging is the larger sizing and more ornate design pieces included in the design.
The 2019 larger kitchen islands will become jack-of-all-trades. They will have storage cabinets and be fitted with various cooking appliances while also serving as a dining and/or drinking bar. To accommodate the increased size, we are seeing a tendency for the kitchen island to extend into living room territory in homes with open plan designs.