wine-gifts-cross-creek-kitchen-island-2-day-designs-sku1871-313Today, there’s nothing more functional and fabulous than a spacious kitchen island. We love when our family and friends gather around for a quick meal, an intimate chat, or to clink glasses and toast the weekend. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, you should take great stock in your setup and what it says about your design taste. Nowadays, the ever-popular rustic look has taken its hold, inspiring countless wood cabinetry, shelving, and other island designs refurbished from antique materials. Here are some amazing ideas for revamping your kitchen with a rustic kitchen island and seating.

 

 

What’s a practical island for an amateur chef?

wine-gifts-santa-maria-kitchen-island-2-day-designs-2d5889-31Whether you love arranging a gorgeous cheese board to serve with wine or simply need space to prep for dinner, a free-standing island gives you tons of freedom. For instance, a rustic wood kitchen island with hooks lets you hang utensils and other accessories for easy storage (and access). Each end has enough clearance to fit a couple of matching stools. If your passion is wine, then a kitchen island wine rack is an even better fit. The underneath portion of the piece features built-in rows for wine storage and plenty of space to display a few bottles.

 

 

What’s a nice kitchen island made from refurbished materials?

wine-gifts-montana-lodge-rustic-styled-kitchen-island-2-day-designs-sku1065-33If you appreciate rustic chic because it’s eco-friendly, then opt for a repurposed piece inspired by your favorite spirit. Premium artisans take old wine barrels and refashion them together to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind island. For instance, a wine barrel kitchen island is not only attractive but also endlessly functional. Built-in features include a wine rack and integrated lazy susan. Not to mention, the exterior’s shiny wood grain and ample countertop are great for entertaining. You’ll even find matching stave barstools to finish the set.

 

 

 

 

Are there any smaller islands for a tiny kitchen?

wine-gifts-elk-lighting-small-kitchen-island-elk-lighting-elk6355-36If you’re working with limited space but still want an amazing island setup, you’ll find plenty of options in the rustic category. Since many items are refurbished from pallets of wood, barnyard materials, and more, there are so many diverse pieces that you won’t have to custom order something. Try a pallet wood kitchen island that you can move about the room. It’s relatively slim and open so that the room feels bigger. Even more, you won’t lose space with its helpful built-in wine bottle storage.