A kitchen island helps open up your kitchen to multiple avenues. Storage is a huge one, but you can also have additions like a sink, a microwave, seating, and more importantly, extra counter space. Unfortunately, people get so excited about having an island that they make some common mistakes. For example, it doesn’t fully have a purpose for it, it’s not the right size, there’s not nearly enough storage space, and more. Here are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid when planning out your kitchen island.