The Benefits of Single Level Islands

The Benefits of Single Level Islands

For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. You prepare food with your family; you entertain guests; you sit down and help the kids with their school work. Maximizing the convenience and beauty of this space helps you live the life you want. Single level islands offer a versatile solution that you’ll fall in love with! 

Hall Kitchen Remodel 

Clean, uncluttered, and elegant: this island is a stunning focal point of this kitchen 

While bi-level kitchen islands can be quite useful and beautiful, single level islands offer a streamlined look. This can open up your kitchen, making it look and feel airier and more spacious. Other benefits include: 

  • Maximum usable work space. A single level island is a master multi-tasker; it can be a meal prep area, dining table, impromptu office, homework center, etc. You can also add a cooktop or sink to make the most of your kitchen space. Take a look: 

Beaton Kitchen 

With a cooktop straight across from the sink and comfy seating, this single level island makes the most of this bright space. 

Many homeowners opt for long kitchen islands, as shown here. You have a work and prep area, as well as a dining area that negates the need for a breakfast table – creating even more space. 

  • Entertainment value. Chat with your neighbor over coffee, mix up some cocktails with your best friend, or put out a help-yourself buffet for guests. These kitchen islands are terrific centers for conversations and entertaining.  
  • Multiple cooks in the kitchen. Sometimes there are just too many cooks in the kitchen. You’re prepping vegetables, someone else is washing up, another is manning the stove – and you all keep bumping into each other. An island creates extra workspace, giving you room to create a culinary masterpiece while someone else takes care of the cleaning. Or they can just grab a seat and chat while you’re doing your thing!  

Single Level Island Styles 

Single level kitchen islands are versatile: in addition to models like those shown above, you can create a peninsula or u-shaped kitchen. 

McCammon Kitchen Remodel 

This peninsula features seating and convenient shelving for organization and visual appeal. 

While many kitchen islands are rectangular, you’re not confined to this shape! Here’s an elegantly curved option that adds even more interest to the room. 

Haverstick Kitchen Remodel 

It also features a bench on the long side for comfortable, attractive, in-kitchen seating. 

Inspired? We know we are! Contact us for a free in-home design consultation and ask your ACo designer about incorporating a single level kitchen island into your home. With a streamlined, functional, and beautiful kitchen, you will truly love where you live.  


by Katie Mientka



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