Kitchen Island Inspiration
A kitchen island is a natural focal point – and so much more! It adds style, storage and efficiency to the hub of the home. From extra prep space and casual seating to decorative shelving and housing for small appliances like microwaves and beverage coolers, an island brings needed form and function to a kitchen. Check out the dreamy island kitchen designs in the slide show below for ideas.
The contrasting color and turned legs of this island add interest to the kitchen. The cabinets provide extra storage, and the large surface area and sink are ideal for meal prep.
This bi-level island accommodates prep space for the chef and company. The cabinetry expands the kitchen’s storage capacity, the sink and surface area provide an all-in-one prep space, and the dishwasher allows for easy cleanup.
The dark wood island is a crisp contrast to the white kitchen and works with the cabinetry surrounding the fridge to anchor the room. This large island comfortably seats four for casual dining and provides ample space for spreading out to do work or homework. The built in microwave frees up counter and cooktop space.
This island is a true blend of form and function. The dark tone adds warmth to the white cabinetry and countertops, all while serving as a true kitchen work-horse. The large surface area and sink are the ultimate prep space, cabinets provide for ample storage, open shelving is perfect for décor and cookbooks, and the built-in beverage fridge is great for grabbing a quick drink.
The warm-wood, white-wash finish of this island provides enough subtle contrast to anchor the airy kitchen. The turned legs and countertop’s intricate corner cuts add elegance. The drawers and cabinets amp up the kitchen’s storage space and the built-in microwave tucks the appliance out of the line of sight. Open shelving can house cookbooks, dishes and decor, and the countertop surface area and corner sink make prepping large meals easy.
An island should be proportioned and shaped to fit the room. This kitchen called for a wider, rather than longer, island. The square shape still provides ample surface area, room for a sink, dining for four, plenty of storage, and a built-in microwave.
This timeless, traditional island seamlessly blends in with the rest of the kitchen for a classic, monochromatic look. The white farm sink, complementary colored countertops with intricate corner cuts and edging, chrome faucet, and architectural legs exude elegance.
The varying widths of this island balance efficient flow between the countertop, prep sink, fridge, wall ovens and range with optimum prep space and additional storage. The coordinating cabinets create symmetry and complement the stainless steel appliances and contemporary backsplash, beautifully blending old-world and modern décor.