Kitchen islands are great for food preparation, eating and adding extra storage. They're also incredbily versatile as they're possible in most kitchens, no matter how large or small. There are numerous ways to make your kitchen island stand out and double as a design feature and we've listed ten kitchens below that exemplify model behaviour.
Whether you're looking for more food prep space for dinner parties, or another way to economise your kitchen for more utilities and function, we've got it all covered in this fantastic list below!
A double layered island is great to distinguish between preparation space and eating space. They've also used two different materials to add some nice visuals and dimension.
Exposed brick and wood are wedded in this modern and sleek kitchen for a fabulous look. Rustic, yet industrial with the stainless steel appliances and gas stove top, this kitchen is a model for perfection.
Narrow and long is a great option for larger or narrow kitchens. This way, you have plenty of space for food preparation and various seating arrangements.
Sometimes a nice breakfast nook for two is all you need to feel satisfied. Small, yet efficient, add two neat bar stools like the ones seen here and you're finished.
Repurposed farm wood and even grey-stained wood is a perfect rustic choice for an elegant and sophisticated ktichen. Add a unique light fixture and some potted plants to make it look polished and finished.
Why not add an island that doubles as a place for special guests? In smaller kitchens, integrating spaces is incredibly important and when it's a nice slab of stained wood, it's hard to make it look bad.
This small, yet sleek, kitchen has used small black tiles for the worktop and island and it's perfect for the masculine nature of it. Tiles are easy to clean and maintain as well.
Wood is sustainable, eco-friendly and durable. With those three pluses behind it as an option, you should give it a go. Wood is also perfect for modern, Scandinavian and even traditional homes.
Is your kitchen dark and more industrial? Adding a worktop or island with bright and bold colours can be a creative and fun way to open it up and add some uniqueness!
Kitchen islands don't always have to be extravagent and luxurious—they are, after all, a functional part of your kitchen's design scheme. Sometimes keeping it simple with fresh flowers is all you need.
We promise that even in the smallest of kitchens, that adding a nice bar area or island will increase your usage and add to your healthy lifestyle!