Almost every homeowner looking for a kitchen remodel wants a kitchen island, and for many great reasons. They offer extra storage, extra countertop space, and a flexible surface that can be used for everything from homework to holiday entertaining.

Why a Kitchen Island?

Kitchen islands are a practical way to make a smaller size kitchen feel much larger. Islands can be used for cooking, food preparation, eating, entertaining, and family activities. Kitchen islands can even hold an extra sink or have space for appliances. Most homeowners like to add seating for an easy breakfast bar or snacking area. SureWood Fine Cabinetry has experience installing many different sizes of islands and many different kitchens, so we can work with you to design a proportional and functional island to meet your needs.

Kitchen Island Countertops

The countertop material you choose for your island can match the rest of your kitchen countertops or afford you the opportunity to mix and match. If the rest of your kitchen is granite and you want a butcher block, try a butcher block island for a convenient food preparation space. Combining countertop materials can ensures every cook in your kitchen has enough space to work.


Granite is a very popular countertop material that is loved for its enduring beauty, numerous color options, and minimal maintenance needs. Granite is naturally stain resistant, so you will never need to worry about a spilled glass of red wine or an errant splash of pasta sauce. Granite can withstand high levels of heat and humidity, so it can definitely take the heat of the kitchen.


Marble countertops are classy and luxurious. They add a lot of value to your kitchen, even when just used for the island, and they last a long time. Marble is very resistant to minor chips and dents so you can always chop and cook comfortably. It matches a wide variety of styles and materials.


Quartz islands are very durable and tough. They are ideal for food preparation and heavy kitchen use and can withstand high levels of moisture and humidity. Quartz islands are easy to wipe clean after you make dinner or finish making cookies.


Wood islands are very popular and a classic fit for the kitchen. They match a wide range of interior design styles and color palettes. Butcher block is flexible and ideal for baking, cooking, chopping, and cutting. A properly sealed wood island can last just as long as other stone types.


Corian is an affordable hybrid of laminate and granite. It can be purchased in over 100 colors to match your kitchen seamlessly or give a bright pop of color. Corian is also easy to clean and surprisingly durable.

Kitchen Island Materials

The base portion of your kitchen island can be made from any of our gorgeous woods and finished to match your style perfectly. Whether you want an island with space underneath or many different cabinet combinations to maximize your storage, our designers will work with you to develop the right kitchen island.

SureWood Fine Cabinetry offers kitchen island cabinets made from many different woods and materials including:

  • Black Walnut
  • Zebra Wood
  • Rustic Beech
  • Cherry
  • Premium Alder
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Red Oak
  • Oaks
  • Pine
  • Almost anything—just ask!

Kitchen Islands from SureWood Fine Cabinetry

At SureWood Fine Cabinetry, we take pride in the quality of our workmanship, our excellent customer service, and our honest prices. We have years of experience in the industry and would love to guide you through the process of designing your own kitchen island and cabinet solutions. For more information on our many options, give us a call at 410-913-0834.