As stylish as they are functional, kitchen islands make the ideal addition to any kitchen whether you choose one that’s rustic, glam or modern. As the heart of the modern kitchen, the island revs up the room’s function factor with extra storage space, work surfaces and as a cooking station. Perhaps, one of the most important roles that many islands play is that of gathering place. From creating more counter space to adding additional seating, we’ve selected a few different kitchen island ideas that will help you get the most out of it. Choose one or combine multiple of the design elements below to create the feature that works best in your room.