Installing a kitchen island will certainly add more counter space and will also add a focal point to the room. An island is additionally helpful for added storage space, a place for recipe books or for showcasing design items. Added counter space means for space for cooking, prep-work or even an added eating space. For a unique look, paint the base of the island a different color than your existing cabinets. Another tip is to add a stone top that is a different material than the countertops in the rest of the kitchen. Get creative and soon you will be enjoying your new, updated kitchen.