Beautiful, Functional Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands can add beautiful form and practical function to a kitchen. Used for food prep and entertaining, created small or large and designed simple or luxurious, islands are a favorite element in many kitchens. Here are some great examples:
This traditional kitchen island features a beautiful farm sink and contrasting black countertop. For visual interest, the cabinet housing the sink is set back and has feet characteristic of a piece of furniture.
Here is an example of a popular trend in kitchen design in which the island's cabinets color contrasts the perimeter cabinets. In this kitchen the island is painted a contrasting black, adding interest to the space.
This great multi-use island takes inspiration from a dining table. The pendant fixtures help define the space while adding needed task lighting.
An old farm dining table makes an ideal kitchen island and adds character to this kitchen. Love how the legs painted gray complements the modern stainless refrigerator.
This large kitchen island has beautiful carved wood and stone details.
This traditional kitchen island is topped with a warming dark wood - great contrast with the cooling white cabinets.
This kitchen island wrapped in white stone adds to the sleek, modern kitchen. It really makes a statement in this space.
Kitchen islands can be added later in the design process and don't have to be huge. This compact kitchen island adds function and may be moved as needed.
This white kitchen features a beautiful island topped with a rich, dark wood. It is not a huge island, but is cozy and functional.
The long kitchen island is a great element in this great room. I love how the island mimics the dining table and complements the exposed ceiling beams.
Ideabook published on Oct. 13, 2010.
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