Freestanding Kitchen Islands

Make a design statement—and add efficiency to the kitchen—with a freestanding island.
Eclectic Loft Kitchen by Novogratz With Retro Black-and-White Photo Wall

Eclectic Loft Kitchen by Novogratz With Retro Black-and-White Photo Wall

Get the extra countertop and storage space you need—without the expense of creating a custom kitchen island for your space.

99 Beautiful Kitchen Island Design Ideas

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Rustic Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Large Island

Contemporary Kitchen

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Mediterranean Kitchen

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Beige Eclectic Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen Featuring Green Granite

Black and White Transitional Kitchen

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Modern Design Open Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Country Cream Kitchen with Island and Pot Rack

White Country Kitchen with Island

Kitchen with Island and Pantry

Photo By: Ben Rollins

White Contemporary Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Vaulted Ceiling

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White Contemporary Kitchen with Yellow Wall

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Blue Kitchen with Island

From: Leta Austin Foster

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Country Kitchen with Blue Island

From: Julia West

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen with Island

Kitchen Island with Chandeliers

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen Island with Pot Rack and Copper Pots

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Kitchen with Bar

From: Barry Dixon

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

White Contemporary Kitchen

From: Kathleen Perkins

©Image Courtesy of Kathleen Perkins

White Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Contemporary White Kitchen

Gray Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen with Bar

Contemporary White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

Yellow and Green Retro Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen Island

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island Seating

From: Elizabeth Tranberg

Contemporary Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen with Island

From: Barney Maier and Barney Maier

Photo By: Eric Roth

Transitional Kitchen Island Seating

From: Bo Li

Kitchen with Island

Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes © Denver Parade of Homes

Kitchen with Island and Recycled Stools

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Brown Old World Eat-In Kitchen

From: Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography © Denver Parade of Homes

Black and White Kitchen

From: Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: Montreux Custom Homes ©Montreux Custom Homes

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jay Simon, Jay Simon Photography © Denver Parade of Homes

Kitchen Island with Multi-Colored Cabinets

Traditional Kitchen Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Orange Wall

Transitioanl Kitchen with Island

Stainless Steel Kitchen

Shaker Kitchen

Kitchen Island with White Chairs

Kitchen Island with Seating

Traditional Brown Kitchen with Island

Family Kitchen

From: Karen Kettler

Bright Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen with Island

Open Kitchen with Large Island

From: Kerri Kanter

Old World Style Kitchen with Island

From: Karen Kettler

Brown Kitchen with Island

Round Counter Bar with Pendant Lighting

Blue Kitchen with Island

Brown Kitchen with Island

From: Dana Wolter

Traditional Kitchen with Wood Counter Island

White Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

From: Katheryn Cowles

Small Kitchen Island

Open Kitchen/Living Room with Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Neutral Kitchen with Bar Seating

From: Mary Broerman

Kitchen Island with Seating

Kitchen with Island Bar Seating

Large Kitchen Island with Lighting

White Kitchen with Island

From: Tracy Dunn

White Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen Island

Traditional Kitchen Island

Freestanding kitchen islands (think utility tables, kitchen island carts and compact butcher blocks) are also a great way to add character to the kitchen without making any permanent decisions.

Design options for a stationery kitchen island, in fact, can be just as attractive (and numerous) as the ones available for built-in models. Furniture-like islands, for instance, come with fashion-forward extras like granite or butcher-block countertops, turned wood legs, and interesting cabinet and drawer hardware.

Freestanding kitchen islands that choose function over form can still make a design statement. Think commercial-grade stainless steel work tables, or an antique-style farmhouse table, both of which are great options for accommodating both seating and storage in the kitchen.

Kitchen island carts that can transition from space to space for entertaining purposes, whether from indoors to out or from room to room. In this way, freestanding islands offer solutions that permanent models can't provide.


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Freestanding Kitchen Islands

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