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What Houzz contributors are saying:
On extra storage: An island creates an opportunity for hardworking storage depending on how large of a base you can create. Deep drawers, cabinets and even a spot for the microwave free up the need for perimeter cabinets, allowing you to instead have open shelves or a window. On creating another location for a sink or a range: An island can offer a location for a main sink or prep sink if perimeter space isn’t available or ideal. For the same reason, an island can be good for a cooktop, although in general Cannell tries to avoid this situation because of the difficulties with providing adequate venting. On focal points: By introducing a base color that’s different from the perimeter cabinets, or a countertop material different from the perimeter, you can use an island to create a dramatic focal point.