I have long been a fan of kitchen island designs because the island is such a critical part of your kitchen remodel idea. The reason they are so important is because when you have a kitchen island you have a place to both prep food and also serves as an eating station. What is more is that kitchen island designs can come in a wide variety. With the above island we have one that is meant for cooking, but could also serve as an eating station. Although here they are using the ledge as a place for plants, which is a really nice touch for the overall kitchen design aesthetic.