One of the most important rooms in the home, the kitchen is more than just a place to cook and store food. The furniture you choose for kitchen will help to make it an inviting, comfortable and functional space. The kitchen furniture needs to be handy and functional. There are several must have furniture for the kitchen. One example is an island. For an open kitchen that needs more counter space, bring in an island. An island is usually a centrally located piece of furniture or cabinetry that free-standing and is either a permanent or modular fixture. Its main purpose is to provide an extra surface for meal preparation, yet it also provides extra storage–as it often includes drawers and cabinets–and doubles as a place to eat–as stools or chairs may be placed around it. The base and cabinets are usually constructed of wood, while the work surface may be made of stone, wood or stainless steel.