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20 Sensational small space kitchen islands leaving you inspired

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Small space kitchen islands assist in making meal prep not only faster but also creates efficiency in a small kitchen with an innovative kitchen island. With a range of mobile carts to re-purposed tables, a small space island can increase surface area and perk up your kitchen's style. You can visually expand the appearance of your small kitchen with a combination of open and closed storage options. A moveable unit will help to provide additional prep space when needed, but can also be tucked away in a pantry or an empty corner to help promote efficient traffic flow when entertaining.

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A narrow kitchen layout will present some more difficult design challenges, yet you can make the most of your limited space with a long, slender island. A moveable butcher-block table is an additional ideas for your small kitchen that is in desperate need of an island. The table will provide a small amount of storage with some big style. The narrow table will be able to slide into the center of your room to provide additional prep or food-staging space, but can be tucked into a nearby niche when it's no longer needed.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to the available space you have in your kitchen for an island. This all depends on the particular distribution of kitchen workspaces, as well as your lifestyle and family dynamics, but a 12-foot-wide kitchen can certainly have an incredibly efficient island. Small islands can be a functional and beautiful solution — as these stunning examples in a range of kitchen sizes prove in the slideshow. Enjoy!