Kitchens with islands are not just more functional but look chic as well. The functionality seems to double if you have bar stools perched near the island. Most people place bar stools to lend a distinct style to their kitchens as well as for saving space.
For any contemporary kitchen to really make a statement, a bar or kitchen island is a must. It's a very functional block of furniture and happens to be the social centre of the kitchen. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to go barstool shopping. The very idea of incorporating stylish barstools in your design is something that can increase your style points in an instant.