Think Big: These Small Kitchen Island Ideas Will Make Cooking Easier

Small kitchens can be tricky to maneuver. Often you're lacking three essential components: storage, counter space, and an eat-in option—especially when you don't have a dining room. The obvious solution is a kitchen island, which solves all three problems at once. Unfortunately, not every space has the square footage to accommodate a full-size standalone island smack in the middle of the room. That said, you don't have to give up on your dreams of a kitchen island altogether.

Perhaps you won't be able to seat five people for dinner or have enough room to roll out multiple feet of handmade pasta, but we promise you can have a makeshift kitchen island, even in the most petite space. Do you want to improve the functionality of your tiny kitchen? Get ready to see your space in a whole new light—these small-kitchen island ideas will come in handy whether you need more storage or extra counter space.

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