Another tip for creating a mini kitchen island is to combine the space with the sink area. The above design is more of a “kitchen peninsula” than a kitchen island. However, putting counter space around the sink gives a similar functionality and feel, combining areas to serve and prepare food.
The combination of functions is a great way to make the most of a small space. For example, with some small plans, you may need to sacrifice counter space or sink space along the wall to fit an island. But by adding the sink to the island, it becomes a problem.