A kitchen island layout includes a countertop unattached to the main kitchen area, with access from all sides. A kitchen island is an interesting concept that adds workspace in the kitchen and can also be used as a dining area. The island is basically used as additional space for food preparation and cooking support, but is finding increasing use as a table for quick meals, especially with small and working families. More innovative designs could include a sink or waste disposal unit for cutting vegetables and fruits, with drawers to keep utensils, cutlery or cutting implements. The countertop is usually waist high or higher and can be fitted with overhead lights. Free access to the island from all sides makes moving around in the kitchen easy, and at the same time allows interaction with family or guests.