If you are looking to maximize the functionality of your kitchen, consider adding an island, if your space allows. It is a great option for adding more workspace as well as creating a space where people can gather. If you are looking to add or update an existing island, check out these kitchen islands for inspiration:
1. Clean & Modern
The clean, straight lines of this island accentuate the modern look of the kitchen. The white marble stands out against the natural wood tones of the perimeter base cabinets and also corresponds with the upper cabinets.
2. Bold in Blue
Add a splash of color but finishing your island in a standout color. The marine blue color really pops against the white cabinets, and they used the same top as their counters to keep continuity between the island and the perimeter cabinets. The barstools are in chrome to coordinate with the stainless-steel appliances.
3. Standout Chic
This island brings in a new wood texture into the space but keeps it within the same grey tones.
4. Double the Workspace
This person doubled the workspace of their kitchen by adding a large island that incorporates a sink, storage, and a sitting area.
5. Non-Traditional Shape
Check out the unique shape of the countertop on this island. The curved side softens the common block shape of an island.
6. A Splash of Retro
This person added lights under the counter of their island adding a little retro feel.
7. Column Design
We aren’t sure if they needed to work around support columns or if they are a design featured, but the columns make the island a focal point in the room.
8. Open Rustic
This island looks like it was built from scrap pieces of wood, but it really adds to its rustic charm. It’s designed for more as a workspace than for seating and storage.
9. Go Big
This island runs the full length of the kitchen allowing for ample seating. It is accentuated with medium wood toned cabinet doors which pop against the white island top and frame and the white of the perimeter cabinets.
10. Small But Functional
You don’t need a large kitchen to have an island. This kitchen incorporated a small unit with just enough space for a little storage and two stools.
11. Double Width
This island is huge! It runs the length of the kitchen as well as is double the width of a typical counter providing ample storage and seating.
12. Focus on Seating
This island was designed with additional seating in mind. This is like a counter height table with a storage cabinet at one end.
13. Open & Light
This island and small but create a perfect intimate space for a meal with open storage on the side that is mean to display accessories more than it is for kitchenware.
14. All White
This island keeps the same look of the entire kitchen with white cabinets and a white marble top. The only pops of color are the stainless steel appliances and the coordinating hardware.
15. Repurposing Materials
This island repurposes old radiators to use at the base and we love it! It offers ample storage and incorporates an electric oven.
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