An island is a great way to add work surface, storage, and dining space to a kitchen. Take a look at a few of our favorite island ideas.
An island is a good place to add architectural details like decorative brackets.
You can be creative and custom when selecting materials for your island. Wrapped in three slabs of limestone, this island has very clean, modern lines.
Not ready to commit to a built-in? Use a freestanding furniture piece as an island. This allows you more flexibility, and the open base has a lighter look than an enclosed model.
Don’t feel obligated to use the same finishes on the island as you use on the cabinets. Here, a bright blue paint and copper countertop highlights the island.
Use modern materials like stainless steel to accent an island with a contemporary edge.
An open island gives you quick visual access to all of your pots and pans.
You can separate your prep area and eating space by terracing your island. When you have help in the kitchen, pull the chairs away for a workspace of a more kid-friendly height.
Here’s a few more things that you might want to consider including in your island design:
Avoid draping cords across walkways by installing electrical outlets in your island.
A built-in wine chiller is a convenient feature for entertaining.
Install a microwave underneath the island surface.
See more kitchen island ideas in our Kitchen Islands video.