The reason I think kitchen designs with islands are so important is that they make your kitchen much more functional. Now, I know that in some cases you just don’t have the room for an island, but if you do then it would really do you well to pout one in. Kitchen designs with islands provide extra functionality to your kitchen because not only are they great spaces for food prep. But they are also really good for eating. With this island you can see how the elevated part would be perfect for an eating station, while the lower side is perfect for prep and cooking.