Bonnie’s Best January Tips: Kitchen Islands

One of my favorite areas of the home to design is the kitchen! It is the room my family and I spend a majority of time in and great memories are made there.  I love to spend time in the kitchen entertaining with friends, trying new recipes with my husband, and baking muffins with my little one.


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The kitchen is all the more enjoyable to make memories in when it is beautiful AND functional! I love the wide variety of options Coleman Homes provides to make the heart of the home both gorgeous as well as meeting functional needs (see my previous posts on functional pantries and pendant lighting). From plate racks to wine racks, pull out drawers, trash bins, to pot drawers, beautiful solid wood exhaust hoods to sleek stainless ones, under-mount sinks to high tech faucets, the list goes on!!! When it comes to beautiful functionality in the kitchen, Coleman Homes has you covered.


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Many of our floorplans feature an island in the kitchen which maximizes space by providing additional storage and counter space for eating, entertaining, homework, and food prep. One of our newest options allows you to dress up the island, making it a beautiful focal point in the room, by painting or staining the cabinetry a different color than the rest of the kitchen cabinets.  I see this trend daily on Pinterest and Houzz for EVERY style of kitchen from modern to traditional. You can see it featured here in the Design Gallery, as well as in some of our model homes such as the Welsley in Bellano Creek and the Alexander in Fall Creek! With the wide variety of painted and stained cabinet options available to you at Coleman Homes, we can design a combination that reflects your personal style and makes your kitchen a space you and your family want to spend time in.

The Alexander At Fall Creek  In Meridian

The Alexander At Fall Creek In Meridian

Bonnie is a design professional for Coleman Homes’ Design Gallery; to find our more about Bonnie and get her expert design recommendations schedule a tour of the Design Gallery. The Coleman Homes Design Gallery is located in Meridian, Idaho and is open by appointment only. To schedule a tour contact us at or (208) 914-6500.