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How To Turn Your Kitchen Island Into a Statement 

Kitchen islands are useful and prominent elements featured in many kitchen designs. The kitchen island is incredibly versatile, adaptable, and perfect for bringing both dimension and character to any kitchen. This kitchen feature is one that brings convenience into your daily cooking life. What if we told you that you could take this kitchen feature, and turn it into the centerpiece of your kitchen? Designing a kitchen island is the perfect opportunity to create an accent in your kitchen that allows your design style to shine. 

Here is everything you need to know about kitchen islands and sprucing up your kitchen island to make it a statement. 

Kitchen islands are typically installed in the center of the kitchen and are treated as freestanding cabinets. Kitchen islands can improve your home by adding storage, providing extra cooking and prep room, and creating additional seating. 

While kitchen islands add plenty of functionality to a home, they also serve as a popular centralized gathering spot that provides an opportunity to play a role in your home’s interior design. Kitchen islands are similar to one large blank canvas sitting in the middle of your kitchen, waiting for your personal design touch.

Here are some details you can DIY and add to the walls of your kitchen island to have it serve as an interior design accent piece. 

  • Board and batten 
  • Baseboards
  • Elaborate paneling 
  • Shiplap 
  • Built-in cabinets 
  • Wainscoting
  • Lattice moulding

Once you’ve installed accent details, you can take your customization to the next level with your choice of finish, hardware, and seating. You can use this as an opportunity to use bright and bold colors to add interest and contrast to your kitchen! You can also use unique hardware, funky lighting fixtures, statement chairs, and more to personalize the final product. 

If you love the idea of bringing bold accents to your home but aren’t ready to commit to an entire accent wall – we encourage you to consider utilizing your kitchen island as an accent for your next DIY project. 

The inspiration doesn’t end here – if you are looking for even more inspiration for your next project, check out our Instagram for more ideas. Once inspired, you can pick up all of the moulding materials you need for your kitchen island DIY project at your local Lowes. Make sure to share your finished project on Instagram! Tag us at #finishedinspiration to have your space featured on our page. 

You can also follow along with our home improvement inspirations and journey on our blog!