Most people don't realize how much thought goes into choosing a kitchen island. At first glance, it's the same built-in piece of furniture that sits in the middle of a kitchen. But to get the kitchen island that will suit your space perfectly, there are a million tiny details that come into account: What stone will I pick for the countertop? How thick will the countertop be? Do I want storage, seating space, or both? Do I want a sink, a stovetop, both, or neither? What about a dishwasher? Need extra counter space to make handmade pasta or roll out puff pastry? Here are 11 kitchen island ideas that will get you there.