The kitchen island is a must-have in most homes. Even though being able to incorporate it into the décor means that you need to have a kitchen that’s large enough to accommodate it without problems, this restriction doesn’t go as far as that. The great thing about kitchens islands is that they’re usually multifunctional.A kitchen island can be a great prep area, especially if it has a built-in sink. But the versatility doesn’t stop here. You can also use the kitchen island as a bar or breakfast area.
You’ll definitely want to give some thought to your kitchen layout when incorporating an island. Why? Because an island can actually impede workflow. For example, if a you have the stove one one side of the kitchen and the sink on the opposite end of the kitchen with the island in between, you don’t enjoy the efficient triangle kitchen flow.
Now we come to another luxuriously appointed kitchen, bright and bold with white cabinetry and light marble flooring. The wide expanse is punctuated by the rich, dark wood two-tiered island, housing a large wine rack and plenty of in-kitchen dining space on the granite countertop. If you don’t have a $10,000 budget, check out this DIY kitchen island with wine rack.
Beautiful kitchen with large island. I would prefer one with a seating area but this is lovely. And, of course, I do want crystal chandeliers in the kitchen (don't tell me about how difficult they would be to clean - I don't want to hear it).
Beautiful kitchen with large island. I would prefer one with a seating area but this is lovely. And, of course, I do want crystal chandeliers in the kitchen (don't tell me about how difficult they would be to clean - I don't want to hear it).Found by JennaEdward+5
Curved cabinetry is the defining feature of this modern kitchen, reflected on the abundant white cabinetry and the natural wood island alike. With large format grey tile flooring and a burst of red, courtesy of the backsplash, the kitchen is flush with textural detail. The island itself is a unique oval shape, with built-in microwave and plentiful storage.
This is clearly not your typical DIY kitchen island. Instead it’s a luxury custom design in a large, open kitchen features immense island done in natural wood tones, with built-in glass cabinetry, dining area, and full sink on marble countertop.
This bright kitchen stands below a massive vaulted ceiling with exposed natural wood beams, centered on a massive island with a full size dining table extension for 3-sided eating (see more kitchen islands with seating here). The glass surface shows off the rich wood construction, which contrasts with the lighter hardwood flooring and white cabinetry throughout the kitchen.
Keeping in mind that our kitchen will be part of an open floor plan, this is pretty much what I am looking for. A large island with seating space, lots of counter space and lots of cabinet space. The sink and dishwasher will most likely be in the center i
Keeping in mind that our kitchen will be part of an open floor plan, this is pretty much what I am looking for. A large island with seating space, lots of counter space and lots of cabinet space. The sink and dishwasher will most likely be in the center iFound by KimberlyHugh+69
This subtly bespoke kitchen features a standout L-shaped island in dark stained wood, with a soft grey marble countertop. There’s a large curved dining table built into the center of the frame, with room for a trio of seats. With a built-in sink and abundant storage, this is an exceptionally useful island design.
Here we see another sprawling open-design kitchen, this time in pristine whites over a dark hardwood floor. The island is a massive semi-circle design, with large basin sink on the flat end and a large curved space for in-kitchen dining. Dark granite countertop adds to the bold contrast in this brightly sunlit room.
In this bright and modern kitchen, we see a unique take on island design. The L-shaped island stands out with a built-in sink and abundant storage, plus an attached high dining table. The serpentine design helps define the kitchen space while enhancing the bold white color palette.
This ultra-luxurious kitchen flaunts rich cherry wood from floor to ceiling, with ornate cabinetry all around. Beige granite countertops add a splash of contrast and brightness, which continues on the island surface. With a built-in sink and array of storage drawers, the island is a highly functional center of this kitchen.
In a modern kitchen flush with bold red cabinetry, an innovative circular island holds the center. Wrapped in the same cherry red tone as the rest of the kitchen, the island sports a unique countertop, pairing granite with light wood. A set of dual sinks and wraparound cabinetry provide a surprising amount of utility in a small package.
While it’s connected to a free standing dividing wall, we’ll still count this unique creation as a kitchen island. A single large slab of natural carved wood makes for abundant in-kitchen dining space, while helping define the natural wood kitchen itself.
Large kitchen allows for an attractive solution by using the island with chairs. Covered by a solid top, it can serve as a kitchen workstation and as a dining area. The base of it is full of drawers and cupboards, perfect for kitchen equipment and accessories.
Large kitchen allows for an attractive solution by using the island with chairs. Covered by a solid top, it can serve as a kitchen workstation and as a dining area. The base of it is full of drawers and cupboards, perfect for kitchen equipment and accessories.Found by AlexisMilani+2
The warm hardwood flooring and white cabinetry of this broadly open kitchen design make an enticing, bright space. The large island in black with light granite countertops stands in stark contrast as a centerpiece element. With a raised tier for dining, and side structure for shelving storage and additional countertop space, it makes the most of its large footprint.
But the shape and the design are elements that always differ. What’s important for a kitchen island with seating is to be a perfect combination of functionality and versatility. This means it needs to have built-in storage spaces, to fit into the room properly, even when it’s expanded and to allow you to use for a variety of activities, such as prepping, having breakfast, working, etc.
Within this sprawling, open-plan kitchen, the island stands in sharp contrast, flaunting a black stained wood construction and beige granite countertop. The island houses a stainless steel microwave, in addition to a curved expanse of countertop that provides ample dining space for a pair of wood bar stools.
In a richly appointed, traditionally styled dark wood kitchen, a matching island commands attention at center. Featuring a broad dark marble countertop and built-in sink, the island also houses cabinetry and a glass door wine rack. The end of the countertop extends to offer dining space for a pair of leather upholstered, nailhead trimmed bar stools.
In an ultra-modern home with a wide open-plan design, the kitchen is clearly defined by the immense, curved white island at center. Boasting a high contrast section of natural wood cabinetry, matching the surrounding floor to ceiling cupboards, the island houses a smooth surface range and a dining table extension.
This kitchen balances its dark wood flooring and cabinetry with white marble countertops and matching tile backsplash, while the island truly punctuates the contrast. With white wood construction and grey granite countertop, the island features both a built-in sink and space for two diners.
In an open but traditionally appointed kitchen wrapped in natural wood cabinetry, the elegant white island at center draws attention while subtly reflecting the white tile backsplash. In contrast with the hardwood flooring and beige granite countertops, a black countertop on the island truly punctuates the scene.
Counterspace: In my view counterspace is very, very important. When designing your kitchen, think carefully about counterspace. Will the island be the main workspace or will the island have other features leaving more workspace on the regular counter areas?
Production: Some islands include a sink and/or stove. This turns the island into a productivity area. I’ve had an island with a sink and it’s very, very handy. However, I’m not so keen about islands with a stove because the drop-down hood impedes the openness of the kitchen.
With an expansive open plan space, shared with a living room, this kitchen has room to spare. The extraordinarily large island in black stained wood houses a variety of drawers and cupboards, plus a small over, in the body. An oversized white basin sink is built into the light granite countertop, while the structure extends into a broad space for in-kitchen dining on the opposite side. Click here for more islands with a sink.