Kitchen islands are an eminently convenient part of a kitchen layout. They can provide extra space for food preparation or cooking. Plus, when they include seating, they’re a great place for family members or guests to socialize with the cook. And those seats make good overflow seating or a spot for a quick breakfast.
The great news is they’re not just for stick-built homes. Mobile homes get kitchen islands, too. But if your mobile home doesn’t have one and you’re looking to fix that, you may be wondering what your options are. What kind of kitchen island should you have?
Let’s explore first some options available in manufactured homes. Then, we’ll look at some style and design ideas for bringing in an island in a home that doesn’t already have one.
Mobile home models with islands
And if you thought that going small with a mobile home under 700 square feet would rule out an island, think again. Actually, don’t just think. Instead, look—look at Oak Creek Homes’ Rains 5640.
But if you need more space than that, Oak Creek Homes still has you covered when it comes to a kitchen island. Take a look at their Napa 6365.
Take matters into your own hands
Your mobile home may not have an island currently, but there’s nothing to prevent you from fixing that problem. Whether you opt to have someone else do the work or to create one on your own, it’s time to delve into some inspiration.
Let’s say your mobile home is already a DIY paradise. So much of the work is work you’ve done yourself, keeping expenses low and creativity high. Why should your mobile home island be any different? Create an island designed just for your space.
An antique dresser could be the beginning of great things. Obviously, it can’t be too tall. But if you’re already shooting for a farmhouse look, you can opt to leave it in its current state of moderate wear and tear—call it your scratched-paint glory. But if it does need a little refreshing after years of loving use, simply splash on chalk paint and distress it.
If you’re cultivating a less-is-more aesthetic in your mobile home with clean lines and simple neutrals, think about a stone-topped island. But in this case, take it to the next level by not just topping the island with stone. Instead, use a mitered edge to create a waterfall of stone that reaches to the floor on one or both sides. Check out this home’s quartz island for inspiration.
Now, maybe you need a real pick-me-up in your kitchen. Something outside the box, something beautiful yet imaginative. Well, how about an island that’s well-suited to an energetic and colorful redesign? But not just any island. No, instead, choose a curved island for an extra pop of interest.
Choose a few vibrant colors to support your theme. You can incorporate them anywhere from your tableware displayed in open front cupboards to your backsplash to your light fixtures to your island’s bar stools. Pull the whole thing together with a curved white countertop island. Imagine it as a cross between the curved island with its whimsical chairs displayed in this Minneapolis kitchen and this San Diego kitchen’s prominent use of color.
Your island’s surface can be a central part of your kitchen design—and not just because it’s located in the center of the room. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to countertops, that you may not even have heard of some of them.
Not only could you use laminate, stainless steel, cement, or solid surface but you could also use granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, schist, or even lava. Choosing a countertop material that’s beautiful on its own could make your island your design centerpiece. Then, you could work outwards from there to create a cohesive & beautiful overall appearance.
Maybe you’ll choose a colored countertop for a light, fresh kitchen. Or maybe a conversation-starter island is the way to go. On the other hand, a stunning statement piece of gray stone might be just the thing.
Your kitchen island is now ready to offer you space to create delicious dishes or simply to lean in for a heartfelt conversation. Why not optimize other areas of your mobile home, too?
Mobile home makeover everywhere
There are plenty of places that could use an extra lift. Try tackling the bathroom with Tidy Bathroom Storage Ideas To Help Organize Your Mobile Home Life. Or use Beautiful Couches & Sofas For Your Mobile Home to revamp your living room. And even the closet is destined for greatness with Organize Your Closet And Make Getting Ready A Breeze!